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My Grown-Up Christmas List - It's the Season of Giving - Part IV

December 31, 2021

My Grown-Up Christmas List

I’m checking it twice. Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Jesus Christ is coming back to town! Are you gonna be ready? Celebrating his Birthday is what the reason for the season is all about.

Some people celebrate the meaning of the season with their religion, and others just celebrate the season.

We celebrate this season in many different ways. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day, Three Kings Day/Epiphany, Boxing Day, Omisoka, Yule and Saturnalia.

Either way it’s celebrated, this time of year brings about good changes in humanity. It’s a time I like to think that brings people closer together in unity. A time where people come together to celebrate each other with gifts. Not just material gifts but gifts of kindness, gifts of time, gifts of friendship and gifts of hope.

A grown-up Christmas gift list if you will, that encompasses all our wishes. Wishes for World Peace, wishes to end the world’s hunger, wishes to house the home-less, wishes to cure all those who are sick, wishes to find a cure for all diseases, wishes to end violence and wishes to help the mentally ill. As we put up our Christmas trees and all our decorations this year, let us all be reminded of the season of giving once again.

Let us not get so wrapped up in buying gifts, and wrapping, and shopping and planning the days meal, that we forget to look at one another and remember why we celebrate this season to begin with.

My Christmas list is simple: (taken from Amy Grant’s “My Grown-up Christmas List” Song lyrics) my absolute all-time favorite Christmas song and lyrics that are true to my own heart.

“Do you remember me? I sat upon your knee. I wrote to you with childhood fantasies. Well, I'm all grown up now, But still need help somehow. I'm not a child but my heart still can dream.

So, here's my lifelong wish, My grown-up Christmas list, Not for myself, but for a world in need:

No more lives torn apart, That wars would never start, And time would heal all hearts. And everyone would have a friend, And right would always win, And love would never end.

As children we believed The grandest sight to see was something lovely wrapped beneath the tree. Well, heaven surely knows That packages and bows Can never heal a hurting human soul.

This is my only lifelong wish,

This is my grown-up Christmas list for this year and next year!

What is on your grown-up Christmas list this year? Next year?

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