Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Boy, am I out of the loop. It's been so long since I've added anything here, and I'm determined to do better this year. To catch up, I was married June 26, 2014, a change for the better. He is a good man, a private man, so I won't say too much about him here. I will say it's wonderful to be appreciated, and told so, There are always things to whine about in anyone's life, but the overall picture is good. I am becoming more introspective I think. Often during the day I think of things I'd like to write down, and don't, so that when I'm here to write about them I can't remember them. My patient MD tells me as long as I don't put the car keys in the freezer it's just the normal "aging process", something I'm fighting tooth and nail. It's Advent. As a Christian I am filled with the anticipation of Christmas. That's not to say I approve of the commercialism, which seems to get worse each year. This year one of my daughters put forth a series of links (one for each of her family members) to a list of approved Christmas gifts. On one hand, I suppose that's very practical, but personally I found it offensive. The world as we know it, especially my own country, is in shambles, as different factions vie for control. I wish I could sit them all down and tell them the Christmas story. Even if they're not Christians, the underlying concepts of peace, love, and promises coming from a dirty, smelly stable in the middle of an economically poor town is what it's all about. Doing something for others, giving a gift (hopefully unexpected) so someone, kindness, these are the things that motivate me this time of year. I hope that I have these motivations all through the year and I believe I do, just heightened this month. So this starts my new blog. I will put a pad of paper and a pen in my pocket, and jot down things I want to share.

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