Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Are You Ready

Christmas is here folks, Cindy and I want to wish each and every one of you a blessed day, and I want to Thank each of you who stop by and read my ramblings and leave me your words of wisdom.

I was making an attempt for a Christmas post when I stumbled upon one that I wrote back in 2010, I liked what I read so I thought I'd share it with you again, I hope you enjoy your Christmas and have a blast no matter what you do, and whatever you do remember to smile because this is going to be a Great Christmas for us all.

Are You Ready?

Looking back what is the first Christmas you can remember and what is the most important thing you remember about Christmases past. This can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, but looking back I hope you can smile at some of the memories you may have not thought of in a while.

In the story A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken back and made to look at how good things were in his past, how some opportunities he passed up could have made his life better, and how choices he made turned him into the evil lonely man he is now.

I hope none of you are taken away by a ghostly spirit on a trip like this, I just want you all to look back and remember those who are no longer with us and smile, look back at your first Christmases together with your spouse or children, look back on that Christmas you were so excited and worked up worrying about getting that special gift that actually showed up just as you expected, and look back and remember what the season is all about because without Christ we would have no Christmas.

Christmas present, no I didn’t say Christmas presents I’m talking Christmas right now as we speak, how do you feel about yourself right now? Go and look in the mirror and have a good look, I mentioned before how this time of year we can get ourselves into a mood where nothing seems to be going our way, depression is normal for a lot of people and if you are there tell that person looking back at you that they are great and everything is going to be just fine, you can’t change Christmases Past so don’t let things that are out of your control decide how your Christmas Present will be.

Now after your little talk, wish that person in the mirror a Merry Christmas, turn around and go out and have yourself a Merry Christmas with your friends and family, they are depending on you to be happy as we all wish for our loved ones to smile, Christmas is all about joy and giving and this is a day we should put our worries on the back burner and laugh for a change.

Christmas future or Christmas yet to come, none of us know what is going to happen in the future, but what we do right now will have a strong bearing on that, one day people will look back and talk about Christmas past and laugh at how happy you were on that fine day, don’t let your worries now change someone’s Christmas past in the future into a sad time because you make your Christmas Present a bummer worrying about a Christmases yet to come.

Plan yourself a Merry Little Christmas because, yes it is almost here and no matter how much planning you do it will turn out just fine.

24 comments:

  1. I liked your thoughts of being ready for Christmas, especially to look in the mirror and telling myself I'm a good person; I'll need to remember to do that the next time I'm by a mirror.

    Wishing you and Cindy a very Merry Christmas!

    betty

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    1. Merry Christmas Betty, we sometimes forget to remind that person in the mirror that everything is just fine, you are indeed a good person and I am sure that lady in the mirror will agree with you :)

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  2. I was ready for Christmas 12-26-2013.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Now that is planning ahead Joe.

      Merry Christmas my Friend!

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  3. Once Christmas Eve is done, I can relax and enjoy. I AM looking forward to seeing my kids and grandchildren, just not the chaos of all the other stuff, although I usually have a pretty enjoyable time. Hopefully, nobody will pass along their crud, which seems to be going around.

    Merry Christmas, Jimmy & Cindy!

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    1. Heres to not catching the crud Ms. A, you will have a ball with the kids and grand kids, just sit back and enjoy the day.

      A Merry Christmas to you all my dear friend.

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  4. Excellent piece, Jimmy. I am so pleased you reposted it. I read it at an appropriate time since I was feeling a bit snappy and wishing I could have a rest from the chores. Thank you, I will look in the mirror.

    Merry Christmas to you and Cindy. Have a wonderful time together at this important time of the year.

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    1. Hi Valerie, I am happy that reading this piece helped you to talk with that good lady in the mirror, We wish a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  5. Wishing you and Cindy a fabulous Christmas!!!

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    1. Wishing you an Amazing Christmas in return Bijoux.

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  6. I'm so glad you reposted this one, Jimmy! It's a wonderful Christmas post!

    " Christmas is all about joy and giving..."

    Amen!

    Wishing you, Cindy, and your family a blessed and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank You Ron, I appreciate you Buddy!

      We got your Christmas card Ron and are still laughing, it was Great!!

      A Merry Christmas to you also my Friend.

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  7. thanks for the message. gonna go have a talk to someone in the mirror soon! :)

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    1. Sometimes that person in the mirror is the only one that we will listen to :)

      Merry Christmas Lady.

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  8. I have some wonderful memories of Christmas, from my own childhood and when my children rushing down the stairs to find out what Santa had brought.
    Wishing you and Cindy a good one.

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    1. Thank You Bryan, I hope this Christmas is just as amazing for you as those from years past, those memories are the ones we cherish.

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  9. If only we could see the world as children do on Christmas morning! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jimmy.

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    1. Amen to that Stephen, that would be nice to see the world as a child once again.

      Merry Christmas Stephen.

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  10. Nice thoughts as usual, Jimmy. Merry Christmas hugs to you and your family!

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    1. Thank You Abby, and a Merry Christmas and hugs for you and your bunch from us!

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  11. When it comes to Christmas, I'm a kid. Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!

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    1. Same for us here, I think we revert back to our childhood this time of year :)

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  12. Hope you had a great Christmas Jimmy and I hope 2015 is the best year yet for you and your family.
    Rick

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    1. Hi Rick, We had a really good Christmas, I hope you did also and looking forward to a wonderful new year.

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