Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Grown Up Christmas "Wish" List

To say my wishes came true in 2011 is a gross understatement. After struggling for 12 years to see my book “The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye” get published, Realms released that book on October 4, 2011 and I am SO grateful for a publisher willing to take risks; to think outside the box; to give me an opportunity to tell the story of my Savior and the spiritual warfare in which we are in the midst of.
One song I always hear this time of year is “My Grown Up Christmas Wish”. I decided to make out a “grown up Christmas wish” list. After all, the best Christmas present for 2011 was seeing my book in print; seeing my wish come true. So, why not put some wishes to paper and, who knows, they might come true for 2012. My list was rather lengthy so I only included a few and the rest can be found on my blog post on my website, But, here are the top “wishes” and feel free in your comments to add your own!
I wish “they” would let Christmas be about Christmas. It belongs to those who celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ! That is why it is called CHRISTmas!
I wish marriage was an institution worth fighting for; worth dying for; worth working for again.
I wish we really cared about making the world a better place and not a bitter place.
I wish being in love was less about “me” and more about “you”.
I wish we would stop saying “it is what it is”. No! It is what what we make of it. One person can change the world!
I wish I could still pick up a hitchhiker and not fear for my life.
I wish Superman still stood for “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”. Heck, I wish the American “Way” still included Truth and Justice!
I wish there was room in our inns for the baby in a manger.
I wish that what is “true” for me was “true” for everyone.
I wish young people were encouraged to have ambition and not just pass standardized tests.
I wish Tom Hanks was funny again.
I wish Jimmy Stewart was still alive.
I wish I could climb a tree, not have to save it.
I wish children could still have a childhood.
I wish people would look me in the eye when they talk to me.
I wish I had a Hobbit hole.
I wish customer service meant serving the needs of the customer.
I wish I was LOST again!
I wish flying was fun again.
I wish we had a space program.
I wish modern singers stayed on key.
I wish art made sense and didn’t involve body fluids.
I wish “tolerant” people were more tolerant of “intolerant” Christians.
I wish Disney still made animated classics.
I wish people searching for truth realized He has already been here and can still be found.
I wish the buck at least stopped somewhere.
I wish “smart” phones were only used by “smart” people.
I wish, just once, someone would keep a promise.
I wish movies and books had happy endings. Just a few. Every now and then. Especially when I pay for them.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

I love it! I am sorry we didn't get to see you on your last visit to WDW. I have an "original" copy signed by the author of 13th Demon... I guess I have to get the new copy to see how it has changed. Will you sign that version too the next time I see you? I hope you and the family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! & a HAPPY NEW YEAR :)~ Malissa

Bruce Hennigan said...

I hope to be back in March and the new version is definitely different and better! Merry Christmas to you, Mike, and Zoe.

Beth Shriver said...

Great list! Love the picture too!

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Bruce, I love your post. I'm going to tweet it.

Jillian Kent said...

Great list and post, Bruce.

I wish I could type like Superman (faster than a speeding bullet),plot like Alfred Hitchcock (let's do the twist), and sell like Nora Roberts,(34 titles sold every minute).

I wish, I wish, I wish . . .

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