Shugary Sweets Pistachio Cherry Cheesecake – Shugary Sweets


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This Year


I was thinking about how pricy Christmas has become over the years.
When I  was young, I usually received the one main gift I asked for, plus a couple of other gifts such as, pajamas and socks plus an outfit.
Today, these same gifts have tripled in prices. This had caused stress instead of joy, debt on credit cards and sometimes guilt from not being able to do enough. 
Personally,  my lack of balance, continued headaches and fatigue have interfered with spending more time with loved ones.
I wish things were different,  but I have to accept what is. I will do my best to smile, not frown, to be as normal as my body will allow.
This year money is a bigger issue.  I will do my best once again, to accept what is. I will concentrate more on free gifts, than wrapped gifts. These gifts can include, hugs, good conversation,  showing appreciation of time with others. I will do my best at leaving loved ones with wonderful memories of time spent with me.
I will make sure loved ones understand how important they are to me.  These are gifts that can not be bought, but appreciated year after year.
I hope your holidays are going to be a blessing for you this year. I pray for peace, love and joy in your life.
God bless each one of you. Merry Christmas.

My Christmas Wish


60 plus years

I’ve lived here

Enjoyed most days 

Watched my kids play

Went through changes

Traveled places

Made memories

Of Christmas days

Felt brokenhearted

When loved ones parted

There is one thing

That really stings

The silent voices 

Leave me no choices 

Daggers stab my heart

Tearing family apart

Words once said

Wish to be put to bed

Forgive and move on

Wasted time all along

No pretty pictures 

Only puss and blisters

So my Christmas wish shall be

Family sitting near me

Peace ringing loud and clear

No shedding of tears.
Written by my feelings, 
Merry Christmas to those dear to my heart

Terry Shepherd