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Intangible Christmas List

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing their face when they open it. But for so many, the gifts they want can’t be placed under a tree. Today I’m talking about the things that I would love to get this year but can’t be bought in a store.

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My Intangible Christmas List - Kate the (Almost) Great

1. Peace of mind and soul for those who have suffered losses this year, especially the families of those who were killed in some of the horrible terrorist actions across the world. My heart was very heavy to hear of all the children killed in Pakistan this week, especially since to me (a former teacher), each child reminds me of one of mine.

2. Justice for those and their families here in the United States who were injured or killed by police. I have tried multiple times to write a post about how I feel about Ferguson and Eric Garner, but all it comes down to is anger, fear, and disappointment, and I can never quite phrase it to express my feelings correctly.

3. A cure for arthritis, or at least a treatment that works well enough on me so that I can return to working and living independently.

4. An educational system that correctly assesses students’ comprehension without running them into the ground, helps students become productive members of society, and doesn’t push teachers to the brink.

5. Acceptance to grad school, and a way to pay for it without taking out loans.

What’s on your intangible Christmas list?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ali Arnone

    Great list! I'm on board with #s 1 & 2, also 🙂

    December 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I love lists like this! While material possessions are nice and have their place, it's true that some of the most desired and most important things just really cannot be bought. Thanks for sharing your list and helping to keep me grounded 🙂

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

    December 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah?

    That's a great list. I hope they can cure arthritis! Your points about the educational system are great, too. I was having dinner with some friends, a couple of whom are teachers. One, who teaches 12th grade English said that after just a few years of teaching, she only wants them to leave her classroom as good human beings. I am sure that's hard, when they're right there at the end of the required education. My intangible Christmas list would include better pain management/treatment options/cures/and understanding for neurological conditions. My unrealistic Christmas list would include more dogs.

    December 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply The Girl who Loved to Write

    Love love loveee. Merry Christmas, friend!

    December 19, 2014 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I love this so much! I even went and wrote my own list for my blog. Great job and Merry Christmas!

    December 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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