Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Giving Thanks for the Holidays

Hello folks.  It's been so long since I've done a post on MC.  I've been so busy with life, family, and home.  There was a time, when it was just me, that I would've spent much of this time creating and just paying attention to Steve (me).  Now, I use some of that time to pay closer attention to family and friends.  For instance, we decided to travel to Houston, Texas to see family for Thanksgiving.  When we first told our family that we would travel to see them for the Thanksgiving holiday, they didn't believe us.  Besides, it takes about 22 hours by car to get to Houston from the DC Metro area.  As a matter of fact, everyone we told thought that we were nuts, but we wanted to do it.  So, we hit the road.  It was beautiful open highway.  My wife and I had long talks about life and God as we traveled down the road.  We didn't go straight there, so we stopped in Atlanta to see my family.   it was nice to see them, but we had to keep moving.  We finally made it to Houston and had a relaxing, but fun stay.

In the end, we spent quality time with each other, and with family that we usually see in passing moments.  It's amazing how much more you get to know someone when you spend just two days with them.  Yeah, we only stayed two days because we had to use four days to travel there and back.  I'm still sort of tired, but it was worth it.  I'm not sure if I would do it again, but I thank God for that quality time with my loved ones.  I hope that you will take the time, and go out of your way if you have to just to spend some quality time.  Happy Holidays!  Peace~

Photographs by:  Ntshiuwa Sato Bess


neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

This is so interesting because, right now, this minute, I'm writing about giving time...we create so many more treasured memories this way.

Have a wonderful, peaceful holiday, you and yours and family.

Stephen A. Bess said...

GG, this is so true. We are blessed because it takes some a lifetime to realize this. Always a pleasure my sister. God bless.

Angie Tee said...

Steve, thank you so much for this piece. Since I made the move back home, I sometimes go through spells of uncertainty as to whether I made the right move but this piece has reminded me again about what really matters which is family and friends. Nothing beats knowing that you are surrounded by warmth and love in a crazy world. I'm doing so much in my life now and I fill really fulfilled Spiritually.

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