Today The Baby Girl and I wrapped presents for a local hospice, and it really got me thinking. What would you do differently if you knew this was your last Christmas? Would you spend more or less, would you wrap your gifts or continue to throw them in a gift bag, would you slow down and remember the reason we celebrate, would you create special memories for your family and friends? How many Christmas cards would you mail if you knew it was your last chance to say, “Merry Christmas.”
I prayed as I wrapped each gift that whomever opened the gift would know Christ and that they would leave this world with peace. I prayed that as The Baby Girl wrapped each gift she was learning that we really do get back from this world what we give.
Of course it also got me thinking, what would I do differently? I have thought about it all day. I can’t think of one thing I would do differently if I thought this was my last Christmas, if you can’t say that then do whatever is on your heart.
In the last two days I’ve had some conversations centered around elderly ladies that have a pretty poor quality of life. I have been so sad for these two ladies, one who has a family and one who doesn’t. I hate to judge, but how does a family member talk about how much better someone’s life would be if they could just have someone put a pillow over their head? What is wrong with this world. Instead of looking for a way to improve someone’s quality of life sit around and complain about them being here. Really?
Ok I can’t end this post with such doom and gloom. I have to get myself in a different state of mind. You can’t change stupid.
Today The First Born and Scot with one T came over and got Christmas ornaments. It got me in the mood for Christmas so how about we talk about Christmas?
How about the cutest handmade ornament that I think I’ve seen so far this year? You ready for just plain stinkin’ cute?
You can make it, I promise. Wait until you go here and find out what it’s made with.
How about the cutest wreath I’ve seen. Love these colors.
Stop by right here and let this blogger know how wowed you are.
Be kind to someone this week, maybe even someone you don’t know. I promise you if you stop by your local grocery store pick up a $5.99 bouquet of flowers and pull up to a local nursing home there is someone in that nursing home that has NO ONE that would smile from ear to ear if a bouquet of flowers showed up in their room. The receptionist will know just the right person, just try it.