So, Am I on Your List?

Friday, December 10, 2010

When you look back, tally your naughty or nice score, which is it? Do you expect a lump of coal or that very special gift? Will Santa pay you a visit or will Rudolph turn the light out and head north? 

I started thinking, “what do I really want for Christmas?” I started a list, below is what I came up with. Hope I make someone’s shopping list.

My 2010 Christmas “Want” List: 

  • I want … to know Mr. Mayhem’s address. I need to send him an invitation to visit a few people.
  • I want … amber alerts no loner be required and the system be converted to an “idiot driver” alert system. 
  • I want … a Bill Clinton chia pet. I promise not to inhale. 
  • I want … the world to be accepting, at least of freaks. Let’s call it “Freaky Love.”  
  • I want … a magnet hat for my lonely mop. I need it for those alien dust bunnies.
  • I want … educated children that can count out change or my guilt to vanish so I can keep the extra cash.
  • I want … one of those average moments that instantly turn special. Please no surprises with this one, give me a heads up.
  • I want … children to understand violence begets violence. Let’s pray they find “Freaky Love.”
  • I want … the BB gun Santa never brought. I will not put my eye out, promise. 
  • I want … the upper 10% to live as the lower 10% for a couple of months. Perhaps then the arguing over whom is more human would stop. 
  • I want … a phone app that calls the person in front of me and asks, “Is your refrigerator running?”
  • I want … ear lifts. That skin toned tape which promises to lift my sagging ear lobes. Does it bust the warranty if I use them on other sagging parts? 
  • I want … a car that throws money at me. I can take a dime up my nose, come on show me what you got! 
  • And finally, I want … some millionaire to find my donate button while trying to rid their selves of a zero or two. Come on buy me a drink!
There, my humorous and “Looking through Rose colored glasses” wish list for Christmas 2010. Sorry to my out of country friends, some of these refer to USA commercials, not sure if you will get the humor. 

All kidding aside, my real wish for this Christmas…

Is that if you write, a printed million copies is not enough because Oprah just added you to her “must read” list. If you are an artist, the Louvre is bidding on your work and an anonymous bidder just drove up the price. If you are a crafter, Martha Stewart is green with envy and just offered you a huge deal to work for her.

However, if you are an average person like me, I want you to know and accept, we are anything but average.

We are special. The world may have taken our jobs, our security, and tied our helping hands but, it did not cut out our hearts. This is where Christmas truly lies; loving and caring, no money required.

I remind you in the bustle of the season, hand out kind words and smiles. Two gifts which are totally free, bring you joy and can make someones holiday!

Peace… and happy shopping!



23 comments:

Samantha VĂ©rant said, 

What a great post! I can totally hand out smiles and warm wishes. Gifts? Er, not so much, unless I make cookies?

December 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I'm not as generous as you. I say make the 30% upper folks live for 10 years in the lower class. Only then will they be able to feel the desperation that looms large.

Since you brought it up. Does that donate button really work? I mean, do people pass along their nickels and dimes?

Here is sending you all the big hugs I can find.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

December 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Paula said, 

Jules, you are right - I dont get these commercials - yet ;-)))
I do however get the important part. Each and everyone of us is special and unique and you have worded it wonderfully again. Love form my heart to yours.

December 10, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Nezzy said, 

You have hammered the nail right on the head sister!!! Christmas is not about the money...it's all about the love!

God bless you sweetie and have a stupendous weekend!!! :o)

December 10, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
DL Hammons said, 

It was so nice to read such an optimistic post about the holidays!

Have a fantabulous weekend! :)

December 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I accept your holiday wishes!
And I might be able to hook you up with a Clinton chia pet...

December 10, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Great wish lists! You are very creative. I truly do hope your holidays are fill;ed with smiles and great memories to carry you through the next year!

December 10, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Wonderful post Jules, loved the list. hope you're ok.

Yvonne.

December 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Tracy said, 

Awww, Jules, that's nice...I like your list; even if it is through rose colored glasses! Now, let's see where did I put mine?
but on the serious side, you make a good point about simply giving kind words and a smile; aren't we all needing those valuable tools this holiday season?
Thanks for the perspecitive!

December 10, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
February Grace said, 

You certainly deserve everything on your list...

Happy Holidays, Jules. You make the world a brighter place, and that's a gift to us all.

~bru

December 10, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Hey Jules, Great post. It's so hard to teach children about what Christmas really means with the abundance of commercials and newspaper and magazine ads.

I'm taking tomorrow, just me and the two little ones, to make sugar cookies and gingerbread men. We'll eat a lot and share some, too.

December 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Tammy said, 

Loved the laugh, but that ending is too true!!!

December 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Jennifer Shirk said, 

Aww...your post was funny AND sweet.
Happy shopping to you too. :)

December 11, 2010 at 1:15 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

Beautiful!! hope you have a great CHRISTMAS!

December 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
The Words Crafter said, 

These lists are just wonderful and I hope you get even more than what you've wished for :)

December 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

Hey Jules, your posts are so provocative and interesting. I hope you get some of the things on your list. Happy shopping!

December 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Great list with some funny and some very true. Hope you get it all.

Lee
Tossing It Out

December 11, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
kobico said, 

I am American but I don't know those commercials. It's only been recently that I've had a working television, and only because my cousin's son's peripherals outgrew his tv.

December 12, 2010 at 12:40 AM  
kobico said, 

By the way, thanks for reminding us that the best things in life are free.

December 12, 2010 at 12:43 AM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

Great list! I left some bling on my blog for you...

December 12, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

Very good! I laughed at a few of your wishes, but there is a lot of truth on your post.

Also, thanks for your recent visit to my blog, and your kind comment. I am asking Santa to give me a gift certificate for piano lessons! :-))

Have a great week.
Doris

December 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
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