Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's been a while since I posted. And I really don't have any excuses. I just spend WAY too much time on facebook to keep up with my blog. But we're entering the holiday season. And this can be the most wonderful time of the year, or it can be the most stressful time of the year.

I love the holidays--the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And for the first time in a long time, I get to see my family on Thanksgiving AND Christmas. Working in news, someone has to work. And I've always had to work either Thanksgiving or Christmas. But this year, I get the day after Thanksgiving off, and I get Christmas Day off. Yes, I have to work Thanksgiving day and Christmas eve...but I'll take what I can get!

Because I usually have to work holidays, December is many times a very sad time for me. Because while everyone is enjoying their family, I don't get to see them because of work. So, this year is extra special.

The holidays are about family and friends, and Jesus. And for people who don't get to see their family, this time of year can be stressful. Sometimes, being around that family can be stressful!

This Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for? I am thankful I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and a job that pays the bills. THere's so many this thanksgiving that don't have that. Someone sent a news release to me last week that said one in six Tennesseans will go hungry this Holiday season. That's so sad that happens here in the United States. So let's be thankful for what we have.

And then as Christmas approaches, let's remember the reason for the season. Without Jesus, there would be no Christmas.


Rachel said...

I'm so glad for you that you get to be with your family both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! :)

Jamie said...

We are thankful this year that Hank gets to spend holidays with us courtesy of his new job! And he's still in TV!

Can I just say, on another note... it is so good to see how happy and at peace with life you are. I have other single friends who are just about frantic that life is not what they expected it to be at around 30. It is so nice to see a single, strong, beautiful young lady resting in the peace of God!

Nicole said...

Jamie, I am so glad I come across that way. There are times I lay in bed at night and seriously question God about why I'm still single. But I still want to live life to the fullest, whether that includes a man in my life or not!

I am so glad you got to enjoy Christmas with Hank! THat's such a blessing in our business!