As I earned my senior citizen status, I found myself losing some of my self-imposed filters. For example, when a family member asked what I wanted for my birthday or other gifting occasions, instead of the standard, “Just surprise me!”, I began stating specific things I desired.
Christmas is coming; it’s almost here. Most people and places are filled with holiday cheer. Folks bustling around shopping for family and friends. The ever-present gift buying and the playing of “Jingle Bells” never seems to end. Maybe we should all just stop and reflect on the gifts before our eyes. The most beautiful and valuable of any kind of prize.