I received so many responses that I have decided to make this a series for the month of December instead of just a single post. Thanks so much for all the input, everyone!! So here is Grown-Up Christmas List Part 1.
"Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown-up Christmas list As children, we believe
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely wrapped beneath the tree
But Heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal a heart ached human soul"
-My Grown Up Christmas List, Kelly Clarkson
My, how our perspectives shift from childhood to adulthood! I heard this song on the radio yesterday morning and it got me to thinking, what would be on my grown-up Christmas list?
- 24 hours with my lost loved ones.
- For my boys to remain happy and healthy.
- For more gratitude in this world.
- The cure for MS.
I thought it would be fun to open up this question to fellow bloggers, friends, and family. For my fellow bloggers, I included links to their blogs. Check them out! Here are some of their Christmas wishes.
Grown-Up Christmas List Part 1
“I would love to become my own boss and work from home! I also want to travel the world and explore.” – Forever the Wanderer
“All I want for Christmas is for all of my family to be happy… And maybe a bottle of prosecco, a bottle of Baileys, a tub of Heroes to myself. And if Santa’s feeling extra helpful, maybe somebody to come and take the Christmas tree down and squish it into the box since it’s a near-impossible task! Not sure if that’s too British… But for clarity champagne and boxes of chocolate to myself” –Rachel Downing
“I just want to make memories with my family and friends. Bake cookies, go to a good Broadway show. It is not about money or gifts it is about memories.” –Rachelle Lewis
“To be able to hug the organ donor who saved my life and thank him for allowing me to live again” –Past the Point of No Return
“The only thing I asked for this year is tickets for the new fanatic beast movie that comes out next Friday and maybe a new vintage camera to add to my collection.”-Tammy’s Blog
“My Christmas wish list ranges from a Harry Potter Wand to becoming pregnant. It’s also my Birthday in between Christmas and New Years so those are still what I wish for.” –Cliste Bella
“More than one day with all the kids at my house for Christmas” -Martha
“To see and hug my oldest son one more time but it would last forever because I wouldn’t let go. I’d love to take an Alaskan cruise with all my children and grandchildren.” -Melinda
“Having our family together, it has to last us most of a year, but listening to their banter, laughing, watching the small ones and newly engaged, friends your grandkids bring! Oh, I could go on and on! Just having our loved ones at our home one more time is a great Christmas gift!” -Bobbie (Granny)
“A weekend away with friends. Various cosmetic surgery gift cards.” -Jessica
“I would like to get all my houses remodeled and fixed up for free and sell one for a huge prophet!” –Wittes World
“For fun, I would like to take my kids to Disney World and stay at one of the Disney hotels!! Can I ask to stay for a whole week?? On a serious note, my mom lives in Albania, my mother in law in Bolivia, my father in law in Brazil, my sister in Michigan and my sister in law in Houston!! I would love for one year to be able to celebrate either Thanksgiving or Christmas with our whole family so my kids can enjoy being close to everyone.” –Mediterranean Latin Love Affair
“My husband is retired military and has traveled the world. I dream of spending a couple of months with him staying in the places he has been. My serious wish is to be successful enough as a blogger and potter to do the first one.” –Empty Next Lifestyle
“Something fun would be an RV with a year off of work to travel around our amazing country. Something serious would be taking the anxiety out of my daughter’s life.” –Goodbye Anxiety Hello Joy
“I would like a 3-month vacation to travel & my husband cured of his COPD.”-Mid-Life Milestones
“I have the washer and dryer but I’d love a folder. Also a personal chef.” –Five He’s and A She
“For me, that would be to beef up my photography inventory. (Drone, new camera, new lenses anyone??). And some amazing trips so I can really use the gear too!” –Focus on your Photography
“My first of many Disney Christmases! It would be a Christmas Miracle to have someone buy our current house, as-is and at market value. Then we can move to Florida, before year-end, as we had planned. I was born in Sarasota, and it has been my dream to return to live in Florida. We supposed to move this autumn, but it is taking longer than anticipated to ready the house. So I’m stuck in the Ohio yuck.” –Sunkissed Memories
“Would love more time with my kids and grandkids. Life is so busy, but I would love to find a way to see them more often.” –Leave it to Mema
“If there was anything in the world I could have for Christmas, it would be a country home. A beautiful country home with more than enough bedrooms and a bathroom for everyone. It would have a wood stove and a nice huge wood table for all of us to sit at for meals. It would be situated on 1000 acres of prime country and hunting land and would have an abundance of trees, some for firewood, on the property with a water source. Let’s face it folks; if you want big things to happen in your life, you must learn to dream big. For a realistic Christmas Present, I would like a Cast Iron Dutch Oven, to cook stews, chili and other meals over the campfire.” –Abundant Blogger
“I want a giant plot of land for a hippie commune full of happiness, peace, and music. Everyone helps everyone, we all have our tasks, and we all raise the kids. Win-win!” –Hippie Little Homestead
“I’d like someone to make me vegan pancakes on Christmas morning. And a glass of bucks fizz.” –As She Stumbles Along
“A fully-furnished, sun-drenched apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC plus a private jet share for a weekly solo escape once a month.” –Copper State Style
“I have a 3-year-old and a 3 week old daughter, so I need time to play with them, care for them but also to find time for developing great recipes for our blog which we started with my husband this year in July so that one day my husband and I can be a full-time blogger with even more time to spend with our daughters.” –My Pure Plants
“Even as a grown-up, I want to wake up on Christmas morning being led outside to find my dream horse waiting for me.” –The Gold Dust Woman’s Journey
“I want to go to a national park and just unplug for a week. Hike as much as I can and just be with my thoughts.” –Love Living McFarlane
“I would love to wake up to a World that cruelty-free (for animals and humans).. including no war, no poverty, no terrorism and to a world that is sustainable, that we aren’t destroying (through the want of materialistic things). I’d wish for people to less greedy… in terms of money, possessions, raw materials, and power.” –Backpack Becki
“I would wish for more time with my grandma! I miss her every day. I wish to be able to introduce my husband and kids to her, I wish to be able to hug her, and eat her food! She could cook like no other.” –Oh What a Journey
“24 hours with my girl as a baby again.” –Oxytocin and other Stories
“As a daughter, I’d like to spend Christmas with my parents. As a wife, I’d like a date night with hubby. As a mom, I can’t think of anything. Lol. As a blogger, I’d like an annual subscription to Tailwind Plus.” –Mommy Jhy
“A fully paid trip to Maldives– Is that too much to ask??” –The Adventurous Feet
“24 hours with my dad – haven’t seen him in 15 years, nor heard from him in 4…and to have a job before the new year so we can buy a house next year.” –The Unsanity Blog
“Monthly wine subscription box! A tropical vacation with my husband and no kids. On a serious note, to give my grandma one more Christmas with my late grandfather.” –Tylka Design Co
“For my grown-up Christmas List, I would like to travel the world with the ability to speak the language of whatever country I end up in! Next, I would like for my dog to be able to talk to me. Finally, I would like a pet horse.” –Samantha Eubanks
“Mine would be to have a Wizard of Oz Christmas.” –James Oz Emporium
“Time is an important commodity. Like my wife taking our son out for the day leaving me with my typewriter, my laptop and a bottle of bourbon.” –I’m Not Grandpa
“For my Grown-Up Christmas List, I would like season passes for my family to the zoo, amusement park, Children’s museum, and other fun places nearby! On a more serious note, I would wish for 100% freedom from addiction for my loved ones who struggle with it.” –Minding the Kings
“Mine may be too serious but for my Grown-Up Christmas List, I would like to be able to have a few hours of conversation with my father and grandfather who both passed away twenty years ago & I would like to live in a more kind world than this one is right now.” –Perspective by Zena
“Something fun: an unlimited book fund (both the $ and the time!) Something serious: enhanced communication so that you would understand the heart and motivation behind what is said. This way, sensitive people won’t waste hours obsessing over what was behind this or that, and analytical would be less shocked when a sensitive reacts… Also, manipulators and troublesome people wouldn’t be able to deceive as easily, troubled people would get help sooner, and politicians would likely get more done!” –Aryn the Libraryan
“For fun, all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth to be straight. For real, I want a coat with the softest of the soft microfiber lining and mittens with the same lining to go with it.” –Planted By Living Water
“#GrownUpChristmasList for fun I would like a week of good health, I need to know when, so I can enjoy whatever and get something done. For serious, I would like a year of house cleaning services.” –My Weakness His Strength
“For fun: a brand new kitchen with a double oven, island, lots of counter space and a big enough pantry to hold all my kitchen stuff, which would be the size of an apartment! Serious: health insurance that’s actually affordable!” -Robin Wilson
“I wish to remain as grateful as I am right now because developing a gratitude mindset has definitely changed my life for the better.” –Ocio Lifestyle
I hope you found this Grown-Up Christmas List Part 1 inspiring.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”-Winston Churchhill
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