It's not really a great day to be writing this. I write a lot of my posts with a not very serious tone, and I focus on the laughter, but I don't feel much like laughing today. The events of yesterday in Connecticut leave me broken-hearted and hurting for the people affected, and really all I want to do today is curl up in a ball and feel sad. It's not very fun or frivolous, but it's kind of the way I feel right now.
For the rest of us though, life must go on, and while I'm not feeling at my comedic best today, what I am feeling is grateful. Grateful that yesterday, all three of my children came home safe and sound. Grateful that last night I got to spend time with my family, and that when I woke up this morning I had to battle for shower time, the same as every other day. Grateful that my family unit is intact, where so many others are not. I don't need a gift for the third day of Christmas. I already have something far more important than any of the wishes that I can make.
On the third day of Christmas, what's already been given to me,
Three healthy children,
Two nights at Turtle Bay, and a
Hotel Room in a Pine Tree
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by yesterday's tragedy.
Written by Steve Pratt