Enjoy the simple things…

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Winter door mural by North Star staff, Kate Fineran

Greetings!  Today, I asked a group of participants in North Star’s Day Habilitation program in Waterloo what their Christmas wishes are.  I have their answers listed here. What always strikes me as interesting, is how often the wishes of the people we serve here are for simple, everyday things; nothing very expensive or exotic.  We could probably take a lesson from them – we don’t need a bunch of “stuff” to be truly happy.  Happy Holiday’s to you, and may we take the time to appreciate and enjoy the simple pleasures in life!

 

What we want for Christmas:

  • Kay A. –  iPod
  • Eric B. – new watch with everything on it
  • Michael B. – “Need for Speed”
  • Tony B. – Chicago bears watch, cap and Jay Cutler jersey
  • Jerry C. – music CD, after shave
  • Jessica C. – Hawkeye clothes
  • Jesse D. – new shirt
  • Jane F. – computer and toys
  • Crissy G. – craft supplies
  • Don G. – new Christmas sweater, popcorn, DVD, and Pop-Tarts
  • Luke G. – Wii game, 3DS games, and “Heaven is For Real” DVD
  • Charlie H. – karaoke machine
  • Jeff H. – movies
  • John H. – a big ole’ ham
  • Russell H. – Barnes & Noble Gift Cards
  • Emma H. – socks
  • James Ha. – watch
  • James Ho. – 24 – pack of pop, new hooded sweatshirt
  • Jason J. – “not so much”
  • John J. – East High coat
  • Brock K. – vacuum cleaner
  • Phil K. – “Walker Texas Ranger”
  • Chase L. – movies
  • Jon L. – stuffed dogs
  • Sheri L. –  DVD seasons of “Mama’s Family” and “Diagnosis Murder”
  • Tabitha L. – coat, boots, rings
  • Ben M. – UNI clothes, Wii games
  • Denzel M. – new watch, new dress shirt
  • Dianne M. – CD’s, CD player
  • Richard M. – Johnny Cash CD
  • Wendy M. – Game Boy, Columbia jacket
  • Susan N. – socks, blue jeans, winter coat
  • Mike O. – sweater, tape recorder
  • Amy P. – tablet
  • Kylie P. – a tom cat
  • Carrie R. – stereo
  • Jim R. – new cell phone
  • Lee R. – watch, boots
  • Mike R. – Teddy bear
  • Breyon S. – music, new shoes
  • Caroline S. – paper, beads, markers, stickers
  • Courtney S. – Playstation 2 games
  • Doug S. – Super Bowl game
  • Elizabeth S. – CD, DVD and socks
  • James S. – new t.v., clothes
  • Jeff S. –  Hotwheels, truck, music, DVD, shirt
  • Jeff T. – clothes
  • LaShunda W. – Kindle Fire
  • Pam W. – UNI clothes 
  • Gary We. – shirt, movie
  • Gary Wi. – new jeans, CD’s, winter gloves/hat
  • Arnie Y. – CD’s 
  • Porcha Y. – pajamas

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