Here it is, December, Christmas is upon us, and yet this is when I realize that alot of the people I come in contact with everyday are in life for the wrong reasons. Rant and rave, run and shout, it never ends. You see, I am one of those people who hates being inside, but try being inside with thousands of unpleasent people everyday, but rather I deal with it. I work at K-Mart... I am like a caged dog, kinneled for his torchure. Just tied at the foot of a great chain of mountains, ready to run, but whipped back by his chains at his departure. Being on the trail is a gift, a great escape from the society I know. Life on the AT is different, its a place to leave it all behind, but I realize one can not have this peace all the time. Thats why we need to talk... You can brighten up someones day by a simple smile, or think of this, a gesture of "hello" or "Merry Christmas" would do. When I wake everyday it is a blessing to be alive, and if I can change someones day for the better, I've done more than anybody on this Earth. So this holiday season, slow down, smile, gesture, change days and change lives for the better.