Tuesday, December 9, 2008

....Christmas Joy....


The joy of Christmas comes but once a year...I think as I get older...that joy is coming in different ways...This year has been a great eye opener for me...you see, I used to dwell on the material things in life and want tons of jewelry and as many meals out as possible...I could never get enough...I truly believe I was out of control...my weight was spiraling out of control too...I think that is what drove the other "hungers" in my life...not being in control...

My surgery over the summer has helped me regain control of my life and my bad habits...I feel like a different person now and my life is changing as a result of that...I am trying to lead a more simple lifestyle now and concentrate on what's really important...faith, family and home...I really lost sight of these things and only wanted more and more material things...I still loved my family and I'm a very protective mother...my kids are my life...but that void inside was never fulfilled...until now...I am truly thankful for the way I was lead to this fate...it was purely coincidental as all things in life are...

We will have a much simpler Christmas this year...the kids are older and they understand that the money tree is in hibernation right now but it will bud again in the future...Christmas is not about that anyway...it's about being thankful that we are healthy and together for another year ...What could be a better present than that?

Thank you for visiting my humble...and deep blog today...

Take Care,

Tina

3 comments:

Doreen said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are finding a simple peace in your life.

Christmas is about so much more than the material things...it's not often that people remember that.

Take care and many blessings,
Doreen

Thistlebrooms said...

I'm so proud that you've found your place in your heart...When it comes right down to it, It is about Family...
Sometimes people Never realize until it's too late...Your young enough to know the 'Real Meaning' now and Pass it along to your children, they will be much happier knowing it...
God Bless You & Yours This Season & Always...
Marilyn

ctlogcabin said...

Tina ~~ Thank You for such a Beautiful Heartfelt Post ~~~
So glad you are finding peace and joy this Christmas Season.
God Bless You and Your Family !!
Warm Winter Hugs ~ Connie xox