What are you wishing for? What is on your holiday list?


By David Joel Miller.

What is on your Holiday wish list this year?

As we kick off the run up to Christmas, the stores are getting busy. There are black-whatever deals and there are wish lists for Santa, mom, dad and the government.

Watching the news this season has made me wonder whether we should be so disappointed for what we do not have or grateful for the things we do have.

House without roof

House without roof
Photo courtesy of Flickr (mcwetboy)

 

Are you saying that you need a newer larger house?

OR – Do you wish your house had a roof?

 

 

No more power

No more power
Photo courtesy of Flickr ( Arlington County)

 

 

Are you griping about the electricity bill?

OR – Do you wish you had electricity?

 

 

 

 

No Food

No Food
Photo courtesy of Flickr (boskizzi)

 

 

Are you carving Chocolate?

 

OR – Are you carving some food for your children?

 

 

No Job

No Job
Photo courtesy of Flickr ( Hopefoote, Ambassador of the Wow)

 

Are you wishing for more time off from work?

 

OR – Do your wish you had a job?

 

Maybe this season we should continue to remember the lists we made of things to be thankful for and expand our gratitude lists at a faster rate than we add to our wish lists.

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