My Plan For This Holiday Season

Here is my plan for this season: Rather than trying to have a good Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m going to make sure that everyone around me has one. My plan is to quietly live out my deep gratitude for life, family, faith, friends, and show it like I’ve never shown it before.

To Earl, the man who picks up our garbage each week, the man I help load it when I’m around, the man I look forward to seeing every Tuesday morning, I’m going to make sure he has a good one!

To Becky, my flower lady, who helps me send “thank yous”, “pick-me-uppers” all over the US, I’m going to make sure she has a good one.

To my Pastor Scott, a person who has taught me, challenged me, prodded me, and who is my friend, I’m going to make sure he and his family have a good one.

To Don and Doris, friends who are a part of our family, who share Thanksgiving and Christmas with us because they don’t have family close, I’m going to make sure they have a good one.

To some very important friends, you know who you are, get ready, it will be like no other!

And for my wife, kids, their spouses, their children, my grandkids, just you wait.  It begins on Black Friday and it will be a Thanksgiving/Christmas like you have never experienced.

From now until the New Year, the people around me are going to have a good one as I quietly express my gratitude!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie

It would be a great time to be a part of my family or a friend!!!

And these are just my thoughts on a Tuesday afternoon.

Steve Siemens, CSP