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Christmas isn’t just for little kids…

it’s for adult “kids” too.

I recently had the privilege of spending an afternoon at a holiday party for some very special “kids”.  By kids I mean adults who will never grow up.  These are men and women from their 20’s well into their 60’s who suffer from some kind of mental disability–mainly autism or severe brain damage.

Some could not walk.  Some could not talk.  Many could not chew solid food and needed their meals pureed for them.  But when that fat jolly old man in the red suit entered the room, every single one of their faces lit up!  He certainly speaks the Universal Language of All People, doesn’t He?

There’s nothing more joyful than seeing a young man running around holding his gift from Santa declaring “He knew just what I wanted!”.  I have no idea what this guy got from Santa but it sure made his day–and mine.

And what better gift than to witness a young woman carry a HUGE box to her table, rip off the paper and find just what she loves inside–a basketball, a pair of sunglasses and a bag of M & M’s.  Life is good.  And my heart is full of love for these “kids” who don’t ask for much, who are easy to please and find love in the simple things in life.

Maybe if we all stopped what we were doing and spent a little more time enjoying the simpler things in life ourselves, the world would be a better place.



I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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