Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Five Wishes

I have to admit, my playground days are far (far, far) behind me. So I was a little surprised yesterday when I saw this on my blog’s FB page: “Tag, you’re it”. What an easy target I must have made, I wasn’t even running. And then I saw what I had been tagged for and was glad I hadn’t run. A friend had participated in a holiday blog challenge and she was nominating me to play too. I’m supposed to make five wishes for the holiday season, and tag five bloggers to participate. Thanks for thinking of me, Kelly. Here are my wishes:


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1. Health: The reason I bake and blog is to relieve stress. One of the major stressors in my life is the health of a loved one. If I could have just one wish, it would not be for me, and it would be health.

2. Strength: There are things that are broken right now that I don’t have the strength to fix. But I wish for the strength because whether I show it or not, I know how much they matter.

3. Peace: No, not the “on earth” kind, although I certainly wish for that too. This is the kind where you can go to bed at night and sleep, knowing you did your very best that day. The kind where you wake up in the morning and can look yourself in the mirror and know that you’re going to give it your all today too. The kind that hope brings.

4. Laughter: It’s been way too long.

5. Dreams come true: I have to admit that when Kelly nominated me to participate in this challenge, I was intimidated. If you go here: DeBie Hive you’ll see that Kelly’s wishes are thoughtful and meaningful. So my last wish is this: that Kelly and all the people who support me, in big ways and small, have their wishes come true.

Here are the bloggers I nominate to participate:
1. Follow me home . . .
2. Just a Little Nutty
3. Cassandra's Corner
4. Raising Reagan
5. The Sadder but Wiser Girl

Tag, you're it.

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34 comments:

  1. Karen. Those wishes are so beautiful I wish for laughter too. Why is it that I get so caught up in the holiday craziness that I don't slow down to enjoy it? I can only imagine with all you do, it must be even more crazy! And to make you final wish be for others... You are such a wonderful and selfless person. I wish all your dreams come true too. All. of. Them. xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and support.

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    1. Thanks for the shove, Kelly . . . I mean the tag.

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  3. I love this ~ it's funny (well, not really funny) that laughter is a wish of yours. I wouldn't have guessed that about you.
    You naturally are funny to me and I think the blogging community would agree with me that have come to follow and love you.

    I hope that you get your wishes ~ especially about laughter. The kind that makes your tummy hurt it's that good :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

    Thank you for tagging me in this! I'm excited to write it.

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    1. Thanks for your wish for me, Lanaya. Can't wait to read your wishes.

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  4. Praying for your loved one and for you too. We are always too hard on ourselves. That look in the mirror can be difficult sometimes. Especially when we think we could have done better...because we can always do better, except sometimes we really can't. Sometimes our best isn't as good as it was the day before or the day before that, but it is still our best for this day. We get tired and worried and scared. It takes a toll. I hope your wishes come true. Mostly I hope some laughter returns for you. You deserve some happiness and silliness. We all do.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Lucky for me there's a whole blogging world full of ways to find some laughter.

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  5. Your five wishes are beautiful. I hope you get them!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. It was hard but necessary to sit down and prioritize and come up with just five.

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  6. Wonderful wishes!
    Thanks for the tag!!
    I can totally relate to seeking peace. I rip me apart before anyone has a chance to get their swipe in too. I loved hearing inside your heart.
    May this holiday season bring you nothing but magic and wishes become reality.

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    1. Thank you so much, Meg, I wish the same for you.

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  7. Wonderful wishes! :-D We should all wish for laughter, because it truly is the best medicine! Here's the link to mine. Wow am I ever prepared, my ESP told me you were going to tag me so I've had it done all week! ;-)

    http://sadderbutwiser.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/five-christmas-wishes/

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    1. Aren't you the smart one? Glad you got a chance to do it.

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  8. Praying for you and your family and that you get that much needed peace and rest! Love yah! xoxo

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    1. Appreciate it, Courtney. Not much hope of that with the school vacation coming up.

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  9. Thanks for passing the wish list to me. I'll get right on it...Hahahahhahaha! See there's your laughter right there! One down, four to go.. :) I hope that each of your wishes come true. You deserve that. Thanks for being such a positive force in the blogging (and especially the real) world. I'm so glad to know you and your kind heart.

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    1. Hope all of your wishes come true too. Looking forward to hearing what you wish for.

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  10. This is an awesome list. You obviously have a plate that's a lot more full than mine. I'll be thinking of you and praying your wishes come true. ;-) If you want a cheap laugh, come see me. I can do that for you!

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  11. So very sweet!! Hoping you get all and more!!

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    1. Hope your holiday wishes come true too,Roshni.

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  12. Very nice wishes, I would have probably used a wish for a new car, but I'm glad you're not as self-fish. I hope your all your wishes come true and if they don't I'm wishing you the best :)
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. Damn, I want a wish back. I want to wish for a new car. And wait, I want another one back, I want to wish for no bills!

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  13. Oooohhh..you are sneaky! Love this and your wishes, I hope you do find laughter..may I suggest to you to watch Duck Dynasty. I laugh the entire time :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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    1. Duck Dynasty, putting it on my list, thanks. Hope you're feeling better.

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  14. I hope you get your wishes, Karen. Especially the laughter one. When we laugh it helps lighten our lives. I watch Ellen for this reason. It helps.

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    1. How sweet, thank you (and for the RT). I'm hoping for some lightening in my life, I'll try Ellen.

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  15. These are good, simple wishes and I wish for you that they all come true!

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    1. Thank you, Vicky, I hope your holiday wishes come true too.

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  16. Hi! Found your blog and this lovely post via Lanaya's blog Raising Reagan. I agree with your wish to have peace. I think as we grow up and create our own life and family, finding peace in the every day is very very rare. Part of that is not taking a moment for ourselves or to do something for someone else...for rushing around like a crazy person. I do it all the time! I wish you luck with your wishes in the New Year. Following you now :)

    http://nuggetonabudget.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I hope your wishes come true too.

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  17. I could use a little of #3 and #4 myself. Lovely list for such a busy season, Karen!!

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    1. I think we all need a little of #3 and #4 right about now. Hope all your wishes come true, Rebeka.

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