~“Waking up in Whoville”~

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM.

Of course I asked him, “Can’t you just open another box and send me a top?”  Again, he told me that he would have to get the new top from China. We have a lot of “Top’s China” Chinese restaurants around where I live.  I refrained from bringing them into the discussion.

The big-box store was very nice and the manager told me that they had sold out of that particular tree, but they would be happy to exchange it for another.  Like I said, I love the ball hanging, but I wasn’t about to take all of them off and start over.

I just decided to string some working lights on the top and maybe take it back after Christmas.

Then I thought about it some more, maybe I needed this to help me understand the true meaning of Christmas and to help me understand where I wake up every day.

Where do you wake up every day?

Lately, a lot of folks have been struggling to get by.  For some folks it hasn’t just been lately; it is a life of struggles.  There are a lot of things to worry about.  As a country, we have wars going on that have taken loved ones away, often being put in harm’s way.  Gas and groceries seem to getting more expensive daily.

We worry about our future and more importantly, the future of our children and grandchildren. My “tree problem” didn’t seem so bad.

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