Home this Christmas is vastly different from the one I shared with you just a couple of years ago.
There’s no softly falling snow, brightly-lit 13 foot tree surrounded by a mound of presents, or plans for dinner with close friends and neighbours at a prettily set table.
Instead, there’s just one string of crazy green-and-red shotgun shell lights hung over the couch in the RV, some festive headgear and some holiday cards that I have yet to send.
Christmas dinner will likely consist of frozen turkey bits, brussel sprouts and packaged mashed potatoes from the local grocery store. With luck, we will share our bonfire and some holiday cheer in the evening with our fellow vagabonds at this California desert State Park.
So, that’s my wish for you this holiday season — that you appreciate the now — what you have, wherever you are (home or away) and whomever you are with.
Peace, love and prosperity now and always,
P.S. I’m off to re-build tonight’s bonfire setup. Jasper wrecked it in his pursuit of the used paper plates from lunch. LOL.