Christmas Wish List

The waiting is over.  The waiting is truly over.

  • The clock has stopped
  • The bus has arrived
  • The pot is boiling
  • The movie’s started
  • The bill’s been paid
  • The alarm clock is buzzing
  • The doctor will see you now
  • The battery’s dead
  • The fat lady sang
  • Godot is standing in front of you
  • “shhh…shhh…shhh” The record’s over
    (You have to be older for that one)
  • The cat’s out of the bag
  • The light turned green
  • The results are in
  • The homework’s all finished
  • it’s been taken off the back burner
  • your thumbs are now free
  • the curtain’s been raised
  • (Mother talking), “Didn’t I tell you this would happen?”
  • I found a fourth
  • the coin’s been tossed
  • opportunity has knocked
  • “She looks so natural in the casket”
  • “It’s showtime”
  • the ship has docked
  • the ice has melted
  • your time has come
  • The mailman is here
  • The gate is closing
  • The child made curfew
  • The sun has set
  • It’s 5 o’clock somewhere
  • The check’s arrived
  • (Red Skelton),  “Good night and God Bless.”
  • (Jackie Gleason), “Can I have a little traveling music please?”
  • (Jesus Christ), “It is finished”

The waiting is truly over.  It’s time.  Time for…

  • overdue forgiveness toward a friend
  • overdue forgiveness toward yourself
  • the unsaid word of gratitude
  • the unwritten “thank you” note
  • an emptying of grudges
  • a release of comparisons
  • the painful confrontation
  • that unread book
  • that dreamed trip never taken
  • that son who doesn’t call you
  • that daughter who thinks you don’t act your age
  • that excellence in work you promised yesterday
  • release of silly, nonproductive thoughts
  • that shy neighbor you’d swear is a terriorist
  • fulfilling a promise that now’s lost with a new promise to be honored in 2016
  • the peace and contentment expected tomorrow

The baby’s been born.  It is time.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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