Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – December 5, 2012

by Steven Dybvad

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas is just around the corner. Usually I make cards for everyone from scratch. I draw pictures, color them, perhaps even think of a poem, and do my best to make them look like a Hallmark card, except I just call mine Dybvad cards with love. Well this year I think I’m just going to purchase some real cards from the commissary store. I’m trying hard to change my past old ways and a part of my past was only worrying about what my children and immediate family members get for Christmas, if anything at all. The more aware that I become of my life and the people involved in my life, the more people I realize I need to recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate them. Well, I have a lot of people in my life that I need to send cards to, and for me to make every one of them from scratch would take entirely too long. My need to do every card perfectly would get in the way of my time, obligations, and it would mess with my daily routine. I’m just so thankful to be of clear heart and mind and sober enough to take the necessary time and steps in order to extend my thoughts, appreciation, and holiday wishes to the people that have done the same for me unconditionally for so many years.

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