Tuesday, December 25, 2012
overwhelmed is the only way i can describe it.
Today of course is Christmas and even though i really don't believe or follow this holiday or believe all the hype of it, i can honestly say that i am overwhelmed right now with all that has been provided to us this year. When our house got broken into on thanksgiving, some of my coworkers decided that they would be generous and do something like an angel tree for my son. If you're not familiar with angle tree, its something that the salvation army puts on for kids whose parents aren't able to provide as great of a Christmas as others. I can honestly say that they went above and beyond for jr. Between the stuff that his grandparents sent and the stuff that my coworkers got, jr was overwhelmed with toys this morning. I have already told everyone at work how thankful we are for their help but i don't think they understand exactly how grateful i truly am. Every time i think about it my eyes get watery, just because i know that this year it was not going to be what most consider to be a decent Christmas. Money has been funny and there really hasn't been much for anything extra let alone some Christmas presents. So to receive this voluntary help from others to help make my sons Christmas great was something that i call a blessing. Too often we get caught up in the holiday hype and worry ourselves about how we are going to get this and get that, instead of trying to help those that are less fortunate. This Christmas has been the most memorable one Ive had thus far, and i am going to make sure that i pay this forward. Please take a moment to be thankful for all that you DO have instead of what you DONT. If you get in the habit of finding joy in every situation, life wont seem as bad that way. If you celebrate this holiday, Merry Christmas, if you don't, have a wonderful day. Thank you for reading, be blessed.