…but I couldn’t.
I would sit down to write a story, and it seemed like nothing I could write would compare to the real life stories going on all around us. There are tragic stories, yes (and I’m still crying, almost daily, about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut), but there are just amazing stories full of hope and wonder and true human kindness.
How could a silly blog story compare to this Secret Santa, who paid the tab for 68 people?
Or these videos showing surprise family reunions of soldiers returning home for Christmas?
Or this story about two young boys who lost their dad in a car accident on the way to see Santa, and the entire community is rallying to help the family and give those boys a Christmas?
Or really, the countless stories in your own communities. These are stories that mean something. We need to hear more of these stories.
I’m sure you guys have some of your own, whether about you personally, or just a story you’ve heard. Let’s spread the joy. Share your own stories in the comments.
But most of all, thank you all for a great year. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, full of hope, peace, and joy!
P.S. — Does anyone feel cheated? Would anyone feel better if I posted the first chapter of Breathless, Nick’s novella, tomorrow? 🙂