I wrote a post several weeks ago and was going to post it the other day until I realized that I didn’t remember what I wrote. Since it was about my Southern CA trip in October, I decided to hold off on the post until next week. Why? Because I’m taking a trip to SoCal this weekend! So we’ll just combine the 2 into 1. So today, I would like to share a few quick thoughts that have recently passed through my brain:

#1 – A firm handshake should be an absolute must upon hiring a salesperson. My interest in purchasing their product diminishes when I’m greeted or left with a wimpy handshake.

#2 – I may give up eating ice cream and frozen yogurt during the winter; it’s too cold! Now please understand, I love ice cream. So this is a huge dilemma I’m working through here people!

#3 – Have you ever thought the following: “I wonder if I’m a horrible dresser and my friends aren’t honest enough to tell me the truth?”

#4 – I love PK Sushi. Yes, I have mentioned PK Sushi in a previous post, but it’s just that good.

#5 – If I were to be locked in solitary confinement, I know – without a shadow of a doubt – that I would go insane.

#6 – What happened to the first 15 days of December??? How can Christmas possibly be in just over 1 week??! I thought I was doing so well with Christmas shopping and cooking … but no. I’d like an extra week, please.

#7 – I’m pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been out for coffee over the last few weeks. Weird.

#8 – I love Christmas music, but I get tired of it. I feel horrible that I just admitted that. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t stop listening to it! The problem is, there are only a certain number of times a person can listen to the 20 renditions of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “White Christmas.” Unfortunately, some artists butcher these marvelous songs. And I just get in the mood for deeper truth than lines like … “Silent Night, Holy Night” (was it really that silent?) and “Santa Claus is coming to town” (please don’t even try to substitute ‘Jesus Christ’ in there … you’ll just make my blood pressure rise).

#9 – God became man. That just kind of blows my mind. Christ is “the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power” (Heb. 1:3a) … and He was born as a baby. Humility.

#10 – “Pain is the gift that no one wants but that everyone benefits from.” – Doug Rutt (Pastor at Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville, FL – great series on Christmas available on their website)

Oops, I forgot #11 – go to the WordPress Homepage … and wait for it …it snows!!! 🙂