All I want for Christmas…REALLY???

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all i want for christmas

by Kenneth Justice

~The day after Christmas I was sitting at a café early in the morning when one of my really close coffee friend’s came in…”What are you doing here? I thought you were going out of town for Christmas?” I asked

My friend had a frown on his face, “Kenneth, ya know how I told you I bought the airline tickets to New York a month ago to spend Christmas with my sister and her husband…..she died 10 days ago” he said

It turns out his 65 year old sister had a heart attack two weeks ago and died upon making it to the hospital. And so my friend and his family spent the week leading up to Christmas at the funeral home mourning her death. Both of my friend’s parents are dead, and now with the loss of his sister….the only close family he…

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3 thoughts on “All I want for Christmas…REALLY???

  1. Lynne Spreen December 28, 2013 / 8:58 am

    I agree with his assertion that we should be mindful, but it’s a balance between worrying about things you can’t help and have no control over, and doing what you can. But some people can’t stand letting go of that guilt and anxiety. That’s not good, either.

    I read a blog recently where the author keeps a list of things he’s worrying about. Actively worrying. Actively keeping these issues in the front of his mind. Things like global warming, income inequality, and poverty across the globe.

    It’s good to try to help. It’s not good to leaven every happiness with the bitter tincture of “somewhere, someone is suffering.” One of my parents raised me so, and I have spent a lifetime trying to find the balance. A good essay, thanks.

    • fictionfitz December 28, 2013 / 10:01 am

      Your view is an important one, in all things moderation?

  2. Carole Webber December 28, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    I agree, you can only do so mush with good intentions but you cannot let i worry take over your life.

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