It's likely to be a pretty thin Christmas this year. And that's ok with me. I've got a lot of stuff and really don't have anyplace to put any of it. It's not truly making me happier anyway, right? But I've been thinking of something that might make things more interesting while still having "gifts".
I was thinking that I have all of these projects that I'd like to finish (and in some cases haven't started). They all have something blocking me. Laziness mostly, I'd guess. But some things I'd just not like to do alone. So why not ask other people to help?
Actually, I think I didn't mention this last year while it was happening, but there was a while that I was thinking I had a bit of medical trouble. I didn't feel good, and the doctor was running a bunch of crazy tests with worse and worse results each time. It all turned out ok (false alarm!), but there was a point last November when I was writing out my Christmas list where, rather than really putting "items" on it, I started listing things that I'd like to get done before anything, er, happened to me.
I think that this year, instead of filling my Christmas list with baubles (and I admit, there are some baubles I'll put on there anyway), I'll pretend for a while that I only have a month or a year to live. I'll think of all the things I'd like to use that time to get done, and ask people who would see my list to help me out.
Do I know you? You should add something to your Christmas list that I can help you out with, too. Because even though it's gonna be a thin Christmas this year, that doesn't mean I don't have a lot to give.