Wow, where does the time go? Its Christmas Eve and another year is almost over. As I think over the past year, I can’t help but think over the last several years and think how fortunate and blessed my and my family’s lives have been. We are all healthy and, by and large, we are all happy. Our lives are full and rewarding. Sure, we are challenged, from time to time, and there are those days that I’m frustrated or wish I could just magically wiggle my nose and magically solve something. But when I think over our lots in life, I know we have been and are living very fortunate lives. I don’t know the reason for that, so all I can conclude is, we are blessed. All I can do is offer prayers of thanks and try to live a good life as best I can and give back where I can. Thank you, Lord and thank you to my family and friends for your kindness and the generosity of your example, kindness and the gifts of your time, encouragement and friendship. These are truly the core of my musings as I consider my lot in life this Christmas Eve.
As I think about those things above, the enjoyment I get from many things in life seem shallow and certainly less important. One of those shallow things I get joy from is watching and following professional sports, but I do find joy in them. When I think of the professional hockey team I follow, I console myself in thinking about how much charity and joy I understand the Washington Capitals Players and Staff and the MSE foundation give others who are not as fortunate as me and my family. Those things make me feel less shallow for following and supporting the Capitals and proud of the team and what it gives back to our community. But with these sorts of bigger thoughts and feelings of thanks, I think my current blog musings about the Capitals should wait a couple of days.
As I think back and look forward this time on year, I’m thinking about how and what I can give back more myself, especially to our community and I’m likely to start doing that and also musing about it here from time to time to.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All.