Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Y'all!

How'd your Christmas go? Mine was ok. Probably not as fun as the previous ones, definitely not as fun as when I was a kid--though I can't say I can actually substantiate that claim. Perhaps it's all a matter of perspective. Much easier to have fun when you're a kid than when you're old enough to have to worry about cash and meeting deadlines and stuff. I guess that's why people have kids. Sure they're a source of endless worries but they're an even better source of laughter and joy.

Just yesterday, while I was on the commute home there was this cute little kid of about 3 sitting by the driver (his daughter I would imagine). I smiled at her like I usually do when I see little kids. And she shyly smiled back. Boy, you should see her smile! She's pretty common looking when she's not smiling, but when she does, she smile's easily worth a million dollars. Anyway, after that shy smile, she kept spying on me, checking out what I was up to. My response to which is a big smile. Until after a few more minutes, we were just playing around. She would look up ahead and then suddenly turn her head to look at me to which I would pretend to catch her doing so and she would giggle. I know it sounds silly but it was fun! So fun in fact that some of the other passengers were observing us with a little smile of their own.

I can just imagine how much joy she brings her parents. And she's lucky, her parents love her very much nevermind that he's just a jeepney driver. I know just by the way her parents were laughing at her antics.

So what is the point of all these? Really quite simple. While happy moments might be hard to come by during these hard times, it still manages to just sneak up on you. This blog's been silent for a couple of weeks now. I purposely withheld my 100th post until today (last night actually, but I was too tired hehe) because I wanted to make it special.

How? I haven't quite decided yet. I want to make someone happy. One of you to be specific. So here's what I'm going to do. I want you to post via the comment section one wish, something that would make you have a happier Christmas--an ungranted wish so to speak. That plus why it would make your Christmas happier. I'll pick one that I'll grant and we'll go from there. Lets try to make it realistic now ok? Don't go wishing for a girlfriend (a date is more realistic) or a sports car.

Easy enough right? So give it your best shot. I'll announce a winner before New Year. Oh, and if it's easy and cool enough to do, I might even grant more than one. That's it for my 100th post!

A blessed Christmas to all of you!

NB Please feel free to post your prayer request as well--as many as you want, and I promise to pray for all of them. God bless!


joyfulchicken said...

The 2nd paragraph makes you sound like a pedophile :-P

philos said...

@JC: Yes, I knew you'd say that. I'm hoping that's not your wish though.

Katherine said...

So you're granting wishes now? :P World peace!

joyfulchicken said...

Crap! I forgot to make a wish! And it would have been granted too since no one else made a realistic wish.

philos said...

@KM and JC: It was tricky seeing both you didn't really make a realistic wish, so I needed 1 more day to announce the winner.

Here it is though.