What Do YOU Want?
by Gina Valley
We all know and love the Facebook November “What I’m Thankful For” schtick*
*depending on your point of view that may or may not be typed in the sarcasm font
Now let’s go with something a bit more down to earth and realistic. Let’s call it:
What I Want For Christmas
Note the cool matching hashtag.
Let’s get this trend to sweep some extra fun and frolic across Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. It’ll have all of the fancy bells and whistles of a full throttle Facebook trend, plus be compatible with Apple, Android, and Google. I’m not sure about LinkedIn. No one’s sure about LinkedIn.
Join me for #whatIwantforChristmas. It promises to be great fun, if we all take it lightly. It’ll be a steady a source of eye rolls, if taken too seriously. And, it’s not nearly as creepy as that freaky elf on the shelf dude. <shudder!!!>
I’m sure you’ve already figured out the idea is to post about things you want for Christmas leading up to Christmas on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or all of them, but let’s fine tune this sucker a little before we get too wrapped up in tinsel and cinnamon sticks.
What you want for Christmas does not have to be a material or physical thing. For example, I ask for the same thing from my family every year for Christmas: a clean house and obedient children. I think they’ve never given me that because they aren’t sure how to wrap it.
Each thing you want for Christmas should be something somewhat unique to you. For example, we all want Peace on Earth and an end to world hunger. No fair putting that sort of stuff.
And, please, no political gift requests. Sorry, but that’s been done to death, or at least the point where people start to yearn for death.
You can post about anything you want, but that doesn’t mean you should. My sister once posted about wanting spatulas for Christmas. She received over 200 spatulas from friends and acquaintances, and has enjoyed years of ridicule about “aiming high” from me ever since. So, before you post about your love of tube socks, or anything “fellowship” related, think twice.
So without further ado, mainly because I’m not sure what “ado” is, here is something I want for Christmas #whatIwantforChristmas:
(you can insert a drumroll here if you’re someone who is into flourishes)
I took the most glorious nap today, and all I want for Christmas is another one! #whatIwantforChristmas
It was the most wonderful thing. I actually got to sleep. Sleep!
Usually I spend the majority of my “nap” hollering at my off spring to stop bickering, sniffing because it smells like something is burning, or stomping toward our back door to let the dog in, as I am, apparently, the only person in our house who can hear our dog barking.
To actually choose to lie down with my eyes closed, to then drift off to Dreamland, and to sleep until I woke up gently and well rested is perhaps the most decadent thing a parent can experience.
Please, Sir Jolly, may I have a another?
I’ll be leaving out extra cookies for Santy Claus in hopes of scoring this gem this year.
I don’t even care he wraps it.
Laugh Out Loud!
Be sure to hook up with me on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest so you see all of my #whatIwantforChristmas posts. I’m looking forward to reading your #whatIwantforChristmas posts, too. Shoot me your Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest links if we aren’t already connected. I’m looking forward to giggling along with you! Be sure to invite your friends to join in by sharing this post with them on all of your social media spaces.
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