Christmas can be one of the greatest times of the year. If you’re lucky, you spend it with those you love and who love you. The holiday does have a way of reviving that old hurt of a loved one who is missing from a family get-together. The only thing worse, would be someone who is around but who would rather not spend time with you.
I’ve started to notice, with the new year on it’s way and time of reflecting inevitable, that I focus on the bad things that have happened. If I continue to do that, every year will be worse and worse.
I don’t think it’s possible to have a “perfect year.” If you think you did, you’re either delusional or detached. We just all have to be thankful for what we have.
The pitcher who throws three perfect games in a row - his streak will eventually end.
The golfer who shoots even par on the front nine will eventually hit a couple bad holes and crumble.
The year that is seemingly perfect will be met with it’s challenges and disappointments. Sometimes a day will drag on and seem like a year. Other times, years will breeze in a moment and soon cousin so-and-so will be driving, when just yesterday they were your “little buddy.”
I try and remember all the little details I can. About everying… When people are gone. Buildings change. Those little details will be the big memories… The ones that make the holidays away from loved ones a little easier.