Monday, December 21, 2009
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! : )
For many reasons, I'm not mailing Christmas cards this year (or last year...or the year before):
1) My handwriting is seriously illegible. (I shoulda been a docta). I'm saving you from retinal damage and eye strain...you're welcome.
2) I didn't want to fight that "sweet" little old lady over the last box of "Merry Christmas" cards at the CVS. This isn't your typical CVS, people...this is a CVS in DC. And in Georgetown no less...these people are used to getting what they want when they want it...it makes SE DC look like a playland! Plus, she looked like was ready to go round for round and quite frankly...I had already fought some rather huffy college girl over the last box of Light Ash Blonde Clariol hair dye (and won..Hello!), had my arms full of cheesetastic santa/snowman wrapping paper, and still needed to grab some deoderant...I wasn't ready to scrap properly. Plus, it's Christmas...tis not the season for giving old ladies black eyes.
3) Have you seen the price of stamps!? (Not that you're not worth it, I mean, you totally are...but you are just going to throw the card away eventually anyway! Sure, you might keep it for a little bit, but only out of guilt. I don't want you to feel guilty. Again, you're welcome.)
4)....I'm gonna be honest....I didn't want to. It's not you...it's me...
SO...instead..I am thiefing this GORGEOUS picture of the White House Christmas tree (thank you Google!) and am doing a "The Dailies Merry Christmas Blog 2009" for all my loyal subjects...I mean followers...I mean FANS. Phew!
Without further adeu:
"The Dailies Merry Christmas Blog 2009"
Dear Friends, Family, Fellow Humans, and cute little puppies, (Hmmmm puppies can't read. Please read to puppy),
Merry Christmas! What a wonderful year 2009 has been!!!!! I am so thankful to God for all that He has blessed me with! My best friend Julie and I said that 2009 would be The YEAR. The best year EVER. Although it has come in a completely different package than what we expected (I love that about God!), it's been a fantasticly amazing year full of learning, growing, loving, new things, healing, moving, and living and loving life more than we ever have. Every year we say...this is THE YEAR...and every year...it is. Each year just brings more and more of God's blessings. I feel so blessed that I can hardly contain myself. I am so thankful, grateful, and humbled by God's love. I love my new job...I've never been able to say that with total honesty before. It's so important to love what you do and I feel so grateful to have the job I have and get to work with the most amazing people every day. I love all the med students, residents, fellows and doctors that I get to work with every day. They have been so amazing to work with. What a wonderful group of people!! I love my new apartment...I never ever thought I would live in DC. I didn't think I could do it. But here I am...and I love it! I love my friends...I have some of the best friends a girl can ask for. I consider most of them family. Without Wajhma, Julie, and Heather...just to name a few...I don't know where I would be. I love my family...I have the most amazing, loving, caring family anyone could wish for. Without my Mom, Dad, and brother I would probably not be here. They are too amazing for words and I pray with every fiber of my being that God bless them above and beyond anything they can ever imagine. Each year my heart grows and grows...it's hard to imagine that it can hold so much love and happiness. I feel like the Grinch, when his heart grew two sizes....I'm just thankful that I didn't have to steal Christmas from a village of adorable little Whos in order to gain my new perspective. : ) I can't think of anything better in the whole wide world than to give the gift of love. Just thinking about sitting around the fire with my friends and family...talking and laughing...it just makes me smile till it hurts. This is the only gift I want. Friendship, family, and love. I pray that God bless everyone with the gift of love this Christmas...whether you celebrate Christmas or not...it doesn't matter....God's love is for everyone and He wants to give it to you and me. I pray that God bless you and your family every single day. I pray that God's love flow from you to others effortlessly. I pray that your cup over flow with blessings and love! Merry Christmas to all....!
Big love and blessings,