'tis the season

on December 20, 2007

I don’t have a long, witty, fun or poignant post today. I’m getting over a cold, the two older kids had finals and final projects all week, and I’m not *quite* don’t with Christmas shopping. I haven’t yet showered today because I got up late because the youngest Brennan insisted on sleeping on the couch last night. So I was up half the night with him, hoping to get him back to bed without waking the rest of the kids. No such luck. We both slept on the couch.

I started writing a post about depression during Christmas, and just deleted it. I think we all know that there are people who don’t handle this time of year well–either because of the intensity in the stores, the weather, or lack of nearby family. Travel can also be a strain on some, and memories of sad times often prevail over the good.

Instead, I thought I’d ask what your favorite feel-good movie is. What’s the one movie–Christmas or not–that never fails to uplift you. For me, it’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. I know, that sounds typical and corny, but that movie never fails to remind me that sometimes we don’t know all the lives we touch. It’s not something most of us think about. We go about our lives and some days are worse than others. And we wonder, why? What good am I doing? Is it all worth it?

P.S. All the contest winner packages are ready for me to take to the post office. Sorry for the delay, I don’t know that you’ll get them by Christmas, but most assuredly right after!

P.P.S. Check out Kristin Nelson’s blog about her end of year stats. Amazing. She had over 30,000 queries. That’s 2,500 a month, or roughly 25 per business day. Amazing.