In fact... I Challenge you to Test yourself and His Promise by being more Giving in every way of your Time, your Talents and your Treasures. You will see, the Laws of Reciprocity in Motion will leave you in Awe! And Giving is Addictive... once you begin and step out in complete Faith and the Right Spirit, dispelling any Fears that have been holding you back from releasing the Generosity you have inside, you'll never feel better!
That Transformation simply cannot be done in a nanosecond just because Christmas is on the Horizon and those Incognito Santas and his Help not yet Suited up and milling around in Public might notice or be told and you'll be ratted out!? *Gasp!* I mean, any Guy who is Old, Overweight and with a long Whitish Beard and Glasses is Suspect!!! It takes Time to Morph into the Golden Child and be a Vision of a Sugarplum Fairie bestowing Fairie Dust and Smiles to everyone in sight!
One year the G-Force even had to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day unceremoniously dumped off at a BFF's House because The Man had a Medical Emergency and so Gramma had to spend both days at the VA Hospital... Life happens... but it can be rougher when you're just a Kid Dealing with that in your Reality. We don't talk about THAT Christmas very much.
But it does make for every Thanksgiving to be a rather Sombre one for me all the same, even after all these years. I don't know that I want a repeat performance of Attempting to Celebrate a significant Holiday right about the Time a Loved One is transitioning or transitions to the Afterlife... it's brutal!
I will try... but it's difficult to face the Mortality even of an Aging Parent. I know she's had a good run and is ready for whenever she will be Called Home now... she has a Peace about it and so we must as well. She's been particularly ready to be Reunited with all the Loved Ones who went before her... at her Season of Life there are more of them there than here now... one of the Sorrows of Outliving everyone of your Era.
But he's got some Anxieties about Traveling out of his present Comfort Zone and without me or leaving Home to be Cared for even by Extended Family, since they're not all used to how he now 'Is' after the Traumatic Brain Injury. But the Kiddos and I cannot go so I don't want him to miss the opportunity, it's Priceless IMO! I only Wish I had the same opportunity to take off solo and spend Quality time with Mom and my ailing little Brother during this Holiday especially, since there might not be another chance. But you never know... Miracles still happen... and at Christmas Time especially, we always Believe and Hope they will!