by Gladys Swedak
1. You heard someone say that everyone deserves one Christmas Wish a year. What is your Christmas Wish? How do you receive it?
2. Christmas is a time of joy, but this year you don’t feel much like celebrating Christmas. Why? What happened this year that you made you wish Christmas would just go away and what brings you back to the faith, peace, love and joy of Christmas?
3. For the first time in your life you want to celebrate Christmas. This Christmas you want to feel the joy, peace, love and hope that are a part of the Christmas spirit. Write about your celebration.
4. What are the feelings, fears, wants you are leaving in 2015? What is it that you want to get rid of and leave behind you?
5. For years you have been the one who has had the big Christmas dinner for your family. They all came in droves and you had to find places for them to stay, you had to do all the cooking, cleaning and by the 27th of December you were drained of everything and wondered what happened to Christmas. This year you decide no more. You have had enough of being used by your family so you tell them. What is it that you tell them and what happens when you do?
6. Your brother/sister asks you to accompany him/her and their date to a Christmas party as a date for their friend who has coming into town for the holidays. What happens?
7. You are going away for the Christmas season for the first time in your life. Where do you go and is it a warm or cold climate? Is it a happy or sad experience?
8. You put your name down for having a soldier spend the Christmas season with you and your family. Do you have a family, or are you on your own? You have been accepted as a host. Tell of your experience.
9. Your 7 year-old child asks you if Santa is real. What do you tell him?
10. Christmas is over and life can return to what you thought was normal. Was it a joyful or was it stressful Christmas season? Why can’t you return to what you thought was normal before Christmas?
Merry Christmas, everyone!
About Gladys Swedak
Gladys Swedak lives in Vancouver B.C with her husband and two cats. She has self published two books, The Wild Ones and White Medicine Woman. A story of hers was also accepted by Chicken Soup for the Inspirational Nurses Soul to be out July 2015. Her hobbies are writing, reading, sewing, knitting and crocheting.