Yup. Today is December 22, 2009. I can say that a lot of things have happened in the past on this date, but I'm going to stick to the general for today.
For those people that celebrate Christmas, December 22nd (either past or present) can mean one of three things.
1 - "Yes. I have finally finished my Christmas shopping. I can now relax for the next few days, make some cookies, and not worry about having forgotten someone's gift."
2 - "Oh no. It's only three days until Christmas??? I haven't bought a single gift for a single person. How am I supposed to buy gifts for everyone in only three days!?!?"
3 - You're right in the middle between of one and two. You've bought gifts for some people, but not everyone. And you still hope to make the cookies to take to grandma's house for the holiday.
I know quite a few people who, this year, are in the third category. Hopefully, though, everyone is in the first - nice and relaxed, waiting for the holiday.
Regardless of the year, whether it be this year or the past, and regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Words and Silence by Anne Booth
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