What Do You Get Someone Who Is Unemployed For Christmas?
First, let me explain, I usually hub on humor, so my visit to these more august pages is stepping a little out of my comfort zone...
But the question is a serious one.
This is my second Christmas without a salary, and I know I am not alone. The obvious answer would seem to be “a job,” but there is so much more that those of us not working truly need.
Top of my list, is hope. Hard thing to gift-wrap, but my amazing wife does a pretty job of that on a daily basis. It has to end, right?
A close second would be a little dignity. I’m tired of apologizing for a situation I had no control over. I’m tired of feeling less than. I want, no I need, to feel like I’m contributing. I was a police officer for six years and a teacher and principal for over twenty years. It is part of my DNA.
Next, I suspect would be opportunity. Like many of you, I’m intelligent, multi lingual, experienced, creative and not afraid of hard work. I just need that break...
If you have been blessed with incredible personal support, you know how important that is. I have many things to be grateful for, and people I need to thank for getting me though these extraordinary times. (Including our much-maligned government – Unemployment insurance made the impossible, possible!)
All of the above intangibles don’t exactly help with your holiday shopping, but may I suggest one solution to that. When I was not writing on hub pages, I discovered the unmitigated hell of housework! Me being me, I saw the funny in it, and had to write about it as the “Hapless Househusband.” Reading my hubs is of course, free, but should you wish to gift something a little more tangible, I have published a book on the experiences; Homo Domesticus. A Life Interrupted By Housework.
Merry Christmas, and a New Year filled with Hope, Dignity, Opportunity and Support.
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- Homo Domesticus by Chris Lincoln in Humor
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