I had a post all written about Christmas blues...not blue about Christmas, but getting down on myself w/ some guilt about not being in the "gift giving" spirit, etc, etc.
However today I am in a fantastic mood & have called bullshit on all that guilt-crap & just ready to enjoy the little bit of holiday festivities I am inviting in.
I not big on the whole spending/buying spirit that seems to be what the holidays are mostly about...I don't make a list of wants to give to my family & friends, and in fact, I ask that nobody feel obligated to get me anything. But this year, I want to make a list to Santa himself...for a couple of things that cannot be bought in the stores or even online (gasp, is there anything that can't be bought online?!)
So this year, I make a last-minute, Christmas Eve request to the jolly man in red:
1) the courage to follow my dreams & believe in myself: in work, in love, in life;
2) the opportunities to make new friends & nuture the friends I'm blessed to already have;
3) and something akin to one of these wouldn't hurt either: