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It;s official it is now the 25 days til Christmas blogs

Have you shopped yet? Do you brave the stores on Black Friday? Do you shop online like me? I love shopping online. I do not have to drag the kids I just point click and put in the cart and pay.  I can shop in my pajamas in the comfort of my own home. I do not like crowds or waiting in line.  I even started wrapping as the gifts come to the house.  I think I have down to a science.  I love the holidays. I love the decorations and the smell of Christmas.  I love the look on the girls’ faces when they open their presents. Christmas meal is so nice to prepare and cook.  I always make our favorites it is simple but delicious.  I just love Christmas. I love the Christmas specials that have been around for years. The Hallmark movies are always good.  Have you started to wrap your gifts? Have you planned your Christmas menu? What are your traditions? I would love to know.  I hope you are spending Christmas with people you love and that love you.  I hope that God answers your prayers. I hope for the best Christmas ever.  I pray for peace within the world. I hope people are together for Christmas. I pray for the troops.  God bless them. Thank you for our freedom.  Now onto the next life lesson.

The Countdown to Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So they say it is. Is it the most wonderful time of the year? How does that work? To some it is people look forward to Christmas and the holidays. Others it is the most difficult. Some have suffered loss and prefer not to celebrate. I know I lost my mom many years ago and Christmas and the holidays were never the same without her. She really put a lot into Christmas. Despite the constant dysfunction growing up she always put the magic in Christmas.  She made every effort to make it extra special. I remember one year I started to think she was actually Santa and when I  asked her she said, You just have to believe in the magic of Christmas. One night I looked out my bedroom window and saw Santa on a sleigh on the lawn. That was the best surprise I had ever seen. I will never forget that. She went to great lengths to make me believe. That is the one of the last Christmass I can remember when something magical happened.  Having my own family we have our own traditions. We have Mr. Elf who was just recently mentioned his purpose is to watch over everyone during the holidays to make sure everyone is behaving. He has not shown up yet.  You can never be told to believe in the magic of Christmas. All you have to do is really believe! It is simple it is just harder to get the believers out there. Christmas spirit really needs to be up this year.  I hope and pray it is. Thank you for reading my blog. Now onto the next life lesson.

Are we to busy?

We always say I have been so busy lately. I have not had any time to do what I need to do. How many times have we said that? I bet quite a bit. I think we need to manage our time better. I know New Yorkers and other busy cities spend half of their time commuting. Is it worth it? Is it really worth it all of that time you could be doing your work from home or closer to home?  People need more and want to always be busy. We need to make more time for the people that matter in our lives because before we know it they are either gone or grown. Then they are busy and have their own lives. It seems we are always in a hurry? Why is that? Where are we going that won’t be there? Why are people always running?  Some live in a high cost of living area. They need to make more and have more.  I know that because I was one of them. Finally, we said we had enough and moved to a nicer area with a much less stress. We live comfortable and have No debt you cannot put a price on that.  I am not saying what is good for me is good for you but eventually you will see the light and when you do you will ask yourself? Was it worth it? I want to know, was it?  Think about it what is rushing to why are we so busy? Leave a comment on what you do and where you are from. I want to hear from you. Now onto the next life lesson.

All kinds of People

Let’s face it there are all kinds of people. Some people are honest and others not so honest. Some are users and some just are fly by night. Either way, we have all encountered all types of people. Some people are in your life for a reason. Of course we have those we trust and those we know not to trust.  Some come in our lives and just because we do not do what they want they want nothing to do with us. This is fine by me.  I only want people in my life that care about me. I have had the users, the dishonest and the fly by nighters.  True friends are very hard to come by.  I would say generally speaking people have a handful of those. Those who do have more consider yourselves lucky.  I have a few very close friends and that is all I need. I have those that I consider family and others that are just friends.  Just recently I had someone who wanted my help in something I was not comfortable with. I needed more information and it was vague. I decided not to do it and now they do not want to talk to me. That is fine with me I do not have room in my life for the selfish.  If you cannot accept me or my ways than that is fine.  People have all kinds of motives, angles, and behaviors.  Just go with your gut and you will know who cares about you and who does not. Avoid the negative and the cons if you can. Always be yourself and love who you are. Make the choices that make you feel comfortable.  Have faith in God and believe in your self.  Thank you for reading my blog. Now onto the next life lesson.

Annual Thanksgiving Family Getaway

We did our usual Thanksgiving getaway. I know some of you like to be home but believe it or not people do like to travel and not have to cook or clean up. The whole point is being with family.  It does not matter where you are as long as you safe and together. Well, I will tell you our meal for Thanksgiving was nothing to write home about and we all agreed not to go outside our comfort zone. Next Year I hope for better food and of course the company. We all did our annual Black Friday shopping online. It was fun and relaxing five days. Away from the hustle and bustle of regular life.  I did miss my puppy. We pick her up tomorrow. I cannot wait to see her.  I am blessed and thankful for all that I have. I know I see sad sometimes but I know I am blessed and I could not a for a better family.  I believe in God and I have faith. I know things will turn out just the way they are supposed to. To the nice mom we met with the two little girls I will always say a prayer for you. We met briefly for a reason. Tune in because remember the countdown to the 25 days o Christmas starts Friday, Be well and Now onto the next life lesson.

Christmas Magic

How many of you believe in the magic of Christmas?  I know I am a believer. I completely believe in the magic of Christmas. Christmas is so magical and beautiful. Do you know if you make a Christmas wish it is a very special wish and it is more likely to come true? I could use some Christmas wishes to come true.  A Christmas angel would be nice too.  At some point in our lives, a little Christmas magic can go along way. I love Christmas time.  I used to not like the holidays after my Mom died. I know I have said that in other blogs. I will not get into that. This blog needs magic and happiness. I just made my very own Christmas wish. I pray it comes true. What did you wish for? Don’t tell me or it won’t come true. Just wish really really hard and your Christmas wish will come true.  All you have to do is believe in the magic of Christmas. If you do not believe it is much harder for your Christmas wish to come true. Come on go ahead and close your eyes and make your wish. Did you do it? I hope so and I hope it comes true.  I hope everyone has a magical and wonderful Christmas. It is 35 days til Christmas. You have time. BELIEVE!  However, you spend your holiday I hope it is the most joyful time.  Now onto the next life lesson.

What are you Thankful for?

Every year around Thanksgiving people express what they are thankful for. Why only at Thanksgiving? Why not all year around. Let us count our blessings all year round. Why not once a week before the holidays roll around to sit at the dinner table and each person say what they are thankful for.  It is always done at Thanksgiving. Not to mention most of the time families do not sit and eat at the same time. This makes me sad. Whatever happened to the family? Families need to sit every night at the dinner table and talk about their day.  This is the gathering place. The time to share and hear what is going on in your life.  Families have separated over the years and it is sad. I think when that happened a lot of people became depressed.  I honestly feel that is where it comes from.  I wish families had more meals together. I wish people were less sad. Around the holidays it is the hardest.  I know I lost my mom and I hated the holidays for a long time.  My dad never did anything to celebrate and that made it worse. Now I have my own family and I refuse to be sad.  Sure I miss her a lot but she would not want me to just sit around and do nothing.  I know what that is like and that is not fair to my children. I promised myself that I would not put dysfunction in my home. NO way!!! I want my kids to enjoy and be happy. Holidays are what you make of them and if you ask me what I am thankful for I am thankful for them.  I love my family and all of the things about them.  What are you thankful for? How do you celebrate the holidays?  Remember to count your blessings. share a meal with your family. Always be grateful and thankful. I am thankful for my readers and followers. Thank you especially to TDA you know who you are for all of your comments.  Now onto the next life lesson.


November Snow

Last night I heard there was quite a snowstorm in the Northeast. My best friend was driving for seven hours from work. She does not live far from her job. My niece was stuck at college.  She normally commutes her way in.  She slept in the music room. How is this safe? Where are the plows and the police? Why were people I care about and many others in danger last night? Doesn’t NY state charge enough money in taxes?  I am from NY and  my heart will always be there but not my wallet. When is NY state going to learn?  The Governor did not do it’s job. It put lives in danger. All of the counties and the people that their people put in charge let them down. I was scared for them . I prayed for them and then finally she got home.  What if soemthing had happened to them? I know God was watching and God took care of them. What would you do in a storm? Would you know? I live in a warmer climate so no snow for me.  We have hurricanes and we prepare. Shame on you NY state for letting your people ‘s safety be in jeopardy.  Where was everyone? Where were the helpers? I am so angry that this happened. The University put lives in danger.  The entire state did. Shame on you and  they will not he held accountable. Well I voted with the my feet and I left NY state a long time ago.  I pray others see the light and go too. Unfortunately, the only solution.  If you are able to vote with your feet move to where it is beautiful and affordable. Think about it. Make a plan. Good luck. Thank you for reading my blog.  Now onto the next life lesson.

Your feelings

Feelings are easy to hurt. Think about when we are sad we shed tears. When we are happy we laugh. When we are angry we yell. It is easy to trigger those feelings. For some, they are easy to hide.  People are good at hiding their feelings. Some are not so good. Some say that others wear their heart on their sleeve.  Either way, feelings are our emotions. Some people are super sensitive others are cold and unfeeling. I am sensitive I admit it. However, if I have to hide something I do my best.  Especially when my feelings are hurt.  I do not like to show my emotion in front of people. Lately, I have been feeling like an outsider. I cannot explain it. Ever feel like others are apart of something and you are not? It is that left out insecure feeling.  All too familiar with that.  It is okay I am trying to overcome that.  It is not easy when you have dealt with it your whole life.  I am just going to live my life and those that choose to be in it I am welcome you.  I believe and I have faith that everything will always work out. It is hard when you are down but I pick myself up no one picks me up. I am stronger than I think and braver than I know.  I just have to have FAITH! Between the tears, the laughter, and the anger you can do anything.  Do not hold anything in.  Let it go as the song says. Pray that you have a trusted friend to talk to.  It will always work out have faith. God is listening. Now onto the next life lesson.

Do you feel Lucky? Well do ya?

Are you superstitious? Do you follow the same routine? Do you wear lucky clothes for certain events? Maybe you wear your lucky shirt to an interview or your road test. No matter what I think we all have a little superstition in all of us. I used to wear pink sweats the day before a snow storm and school would always be canceled no delay canceled. I think it was more about the weather but it was fun pretending.  Maybe you drive to work the same way every day.  Maybe you wear your lucky shirt for your home team to win. We all want a piece of that good luck.  Especially, when we feel nothing is going right. Sometimes we pray for peace and to find the good and we also hope to get some good luck? Does it really have to do with luck or the timing? I think we like to throw in some fun and consider it luck. What are you lucky about? What do you wear for good luck? There are does when you have the best days others not so great. No matter what you are blessed and we should always thank god and count our blessings. The power of prayer is much more powerful than luck. You just have to believe and God will listen. Not trying to preach just trying to share my experience.  Thank you for reading my blog. Please like and share my facebook page.  I appreciate all of my readers. Thank you again and Have a great day. Now onto the next life lesson.

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