Sunday, December 4

My Christmas WiShLiSt

What do I wish for, for Christmas?
Not the things that you can buy, but the things that bring some joy.
Things that involve special moments, with special people during this special season!
Things that are perhaps a surprise, and other times planned.
Spontaneous, and yet intentional.

Perhaps this will be the year that Christmas comes without the "hurried, worn out, rushing about" feeling that often usually accompanies my Christmas season (unfortunately).  SO... I am going to do something, and make a list of things I would love to do before Christmas, or part of this season!  (I won't lie, I got this idea from my daughter and her friend!)

My WiShLiSt for Christmas:

  • have a hot chocolate with whipping cream on it
  • find a new ornament with "Joy" written on it, and purchase it
  • get a photo taken of Alvin and I for our christmas card
  • write our Christmas letter and get it out BEFORE Christmas
  • buy someone I don't know, coffee or hot chocolate
  • watch a Christmas movie
  • go and tour the "lights" of the city with Alvin
  • have coffee with a friend at my favorite coffee shop
  • sing a christmas carol while driving in the car, and don't worry about who is watching
  • make something special for my co-workers - just because they bring me such joy
  • donate my time in some type of volunteer activity
  • put together a christmas hamper for someone who needs it
  • make a gingerbread house with my grandson Everett
  • go for a hike in Bird's Hill Park, and end with coffee at Pineridge Hollow OR a weiner roast
  • write a note and mail it by snailmail, to someone whom I have not seen or talked to in a long time
  • visit with someone older than me
  • take flowers to someone 
  • make peppermint cookies
  • put a puzzle together with my husband
  • go Christmas caroling with friends
  • get a pedicure with my daughters
  • make a snowman
  • knit something for someone
  • try a new recipe
  • spend some time "retreating" and use the time to read through the Christmas Story as recorded in the gospels


Unknown said...

Wow Joy, you have more wishes than days!!! Good Luck and Merry Christmas. Dorothy

Audacious said...

Your daughter and her friend must be such clever girls. I'm borrowing some of these ideas for my list :-)

ashleymarie said...

:) love your list.
some of our things overlap so we can do them together (like make peppermint cookies, make a gingerbread house with ev, and watch a christmas movie) plus many more!! xo