It's almost Christmas, my most favorite time of the year. As happy as this time might be, there are some people who don't get into the holiday spirit. I have a friend that is such and it's a shame because she doesn't seem to appreciate all she has. It makes me kinda sad.
For me, Christmas was always the time to reflect on my life and what I have to be thankful for (I wasn't brought up celebrating Thanksgiving). Growing up in a Catholic family, Christmas was always a time of celebration and hope. No matter how hard life has been that year, my parents always, always, always made sure we had a great Christmas celebration. It's not about the presents. It's knowing that whatever is thrown your way, you will always have your family there for you.
Hope everyone has a great Christmas this year!
(PS - that is my friend Eddie's tree. Pretty, huh?)