While most children and a lot of adults are making their wish lists for Christmas, the majority of things they are writing down are material objects. Toys, electronics, jewelry, tools and clothes make the top of many wish lists.
For me, my only wish for Christmas is to be healthy and happy. Yes, I like to receive gifts as much as the next person but the first thing that always pops into my head when someone asks me what I want for Christmas? To be healthy. Sometimes I will joke and say, “If you can find me a new bladder in my size I will take one of those, too!”.
Every Christmas Eve when we go to candlelight service at church, during Silent Night I pray that this next year will be the year a cure will be found. One of these years I know my prayer will be answered. I fully believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us and I am sick for a reason and I believe that reason is to help others. But being healthy will be the number one item on my Christmas wish list until the day a cure is found for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Interstitial Cystitis.
Make this Christmas the year you put YOU first for a change.