20 years ago I drove aimlessly around the Twin Cities 494 /694 loop wondering who I was and where I was going. I found myself (driven by the radio ad on KDWB) at Alley gators bowling alley and bar. Single and alone I sat with a couple bottles of leinenkugel's beer and a pack of Marlboro reds pondering, hoping, dreaming ......
Fast forward to today
As I walked into the office this morning mentally making "the list" of all tasks that needs to be accomplished a siren sounded in my brain crying "TOAST< TOAST TOAST< TOAST> TOAST TOAST> TOAST TOAST" Don't forget the toast, What am I going to say tonight before we sit down for our delicious meal?
Mentally preparing my words of peace and love I remembered noticing the beautiful table setting already lovingly prepared by my wife and kids for tonight's Christmas eves celebration. I softly smile as I know that my wife, four beautiful girls, mother, father, mother and father-in -law will all be together to share this special night. I think about the beauty of this day and what it means. I shiver with delight and eager anticipation the family around the Christmas tree with a roaring fire, reading the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. And I know that when I share this toast tonight and my eyes well up with tears of joy, no one will mind because it is my family that matters.
This may be the best Christmas I ever celebrate. I will take advantage and enjoy every moment No matter what happens. As tomorrow draws near another page in the book of life turns. Who knows what other toasts and mysteries await?
20 years ago I thought I was alone………..
Merry Christmas to all and may each moment you have be a moment to celebrate