What If We Had Christmas Every Day?

United States
December 26, 2007 4:09pm CST
Okay...stop beating me up. I don't think I would like it either. But... You know the loving feeling, the thoughts of giving, the sharing with loved ones, and all the good things you feel during the holiday season. (I'm not talking about the money you spent, or the credit card bills or the arguements with poor Uncle Bob). The over all good 'spirit' - - - the joy - - - the love..... Wouldn't it be wonderful is we had that 'holiday SPIRIT' throughout the year?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Don't worry, I won't beat you up..LOL. I know exactly what you mean though about that "spirit" I've heard some amazing stories of that holiday spirit, such as one person who has made it a tradition that one Christmas she cooks up a lot of extra meals, then goes out into her neighborhood and gives out these meals to the homeless who refuse to go inside shelters, or of a person who had saved up quite a small fortune of money and gave it out to any homeless person he saw, and on and on one hears of such stories on the news. And like you, it's wonderful of all the generous acts of unconditional love such people display without any want, or reward back, but it would be truly a marvel if this "spirit" of giving from the heart and acts of kindness existed all the time and not just once a year
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• United States
27 Dec 07
That's what I'm talking about pyewacket. I wish we could have that 'feeling' with us all the time without having the physical 'consumerism' as the catalyste. I think we would be so much better off and much better people as a whole if we could carry that 'spirit' with us all the time - not just when the season strikes us.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
How cool is that!? I love that. I know it touched your heart in ways you will always remember. Good things happen to people like us all the time. I believe that. Of course some things happen that aren't so great, but I believe everything has a reason, all things happen for an ultimatly good blessing. And I also believe there are "Angels among us - sent from up above" to minister unto us in our darkest hours. Actually, I think (I know) they are there 24/7. Some of the things I could share with you would knock your socks off...... The goodness in some people's hearts is sometimes just overwhelming.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Okay now let me guess. Are you "into" the Law of Attraction concepts? I was actually raised in many of those beliefs...like Catherine Ponder's many books, The Secret of The Ages..but never really went all out with it, but still many blessings did come into my life. Now with the reintroduction of it due to the DVD and the book The Secret I've reintroduced myself to it all over again. I have treasure maps/vision boards all over the place. And about the tree...talk about the Law of Attraction working. I took out print photos of the tree I had last year and placed them right next to my computer...this was before my little "miracle" of actually getting the tree. I kept looking at the photos and visualizing it in the "tree" corner...and sure enough, it worked! :) Yes, there are some things that happen in our lives that aren't too great--I could write a book there...but there must be some reason or purpose for why we go through them..some lesson we are meant to learn. Maybe when I'm much, much older I'll understand the why of it--as they say, There are no accidents in life.
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• Canada
27 Dec 07
No it wouldnt lol i would move to a far away country!
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• United States
27 Dec 07
How about having a sabbath spirit year round then? I kinda like that notion. Don't you?
27 Dec 07
Ho, ho, ho :) ...we're lucky we still have this once an year ... our everyday life is full with distractions, entertainment and all kind of things that fill our time, but all these are ephemere, without substance, without quality. Ya're aware about quantity vs. quality ... hence one's desire to happiness. Thus, fullfilling other's need is/should be an every day "Christmas" ... Merry Christmas from an idealist :)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Well kay7even - if you're an idealist, I guess I am too. I like your way of thinkin'. We're lucky we have anything anytime of year. But to have a good ho,ho,ho feeling year round is a blast. Of course I've been accused of being way to happy most of the time.
• Belgium
27 Dec 07
and what about people who don't like the "spirit"??
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• United States
27 Dec 07
You don't like joy? You don't like feeling good? Or you just don't like the 'spirit'? I respect that and can appreciate why a lot of people wouldn't like the spirit of it all to present year round. That's what makes us all so unique.
@fanji008 (782)
• China
27 Dec 07
Hi,there! It'll be very wonderful to have the holiday spirit throughout the year but it's somehow not very realistic.If we have Christmas every day,then it won't be that special for us and it won't be that valuable as well.We cherish that pretty much cause it's a very important festival for us and it happens once a year not every day.If every day is a holiday,then we won't have the different feelings for non-holidays.Only by comparing things can we find the nice points in them,right? Thanks for the discussion and have a nice day^_^
• United States
27 Dec 07
But the point is - why do you need a holiday to feel the love - the joy of giving. Can't we do that without a holiday?
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
27 Dec 07
dont you know that we should really be doing it whole year round.but of course without Santa witch is a SATAN when rumbled.the real Christmas spirit is giving love to everyone and we should be doing it all year round.a lot of people think of Christmas as a very festive spirit but it is not the real spirit of Christmas,the real spirit should be praying to God and thanking him for sending his son,Jesus Christ for saving our souls from sins.and not the material things that we cannot bring to heaven instead give more love to everybody that way you can save a lot of soul which you can help bring them to the heaven with God.
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• United States
27 Dec 07
That's what I mean johndur. The real spirit of love and giving without the hype of consumerism.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
27 Dec 07
It would be very great. If people would just feel the Christmas spirit all year round, the world will definitely evolve into a paradise. It will become a place of joy and peace.
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• United States
27 Dec 07
That's what I'm talking about nengs10. What a concept - Paradise.......Joy.......Peace.........all the time. How great would that be?
@cici0081 (27)
• China
27 Dec 07
I do agree with you member,you know ,it is really excited with friends or lover in the holiday,you can do something that you nerver do usually,and the shop has many new things,the street hands lots of beautiful decorations,people laugh kindly and so on,it is great.
• United States
27 Dec 07
It's just too bad we need a special holiday to carry on such a good thing.
• United States
27 Dec 07
It would be wonderful if we had the holiday spirit all year around. But i think that would mean a lot of people would be stressed out. And that i would definitely not like. But yeah the thoughts of giving and being with the family that would be nice all year around.
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• United States
27 Dec 07
I guess you cnn't have one without the other nmhschic2004. It's a good idea to carry the spirit with us without the stress of it.
@ahmids (19)
27 Dec 07
that wouldn't be good because you would lose the true meaning of Christmas and it would be expensive to buy gifts for everyone
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• United States
27 Dec 07
Much the point ahmids. I think much of the true meaning has been lost anyway. It's not the expense of gifts that make up the season. It's the meaning of it. If we could carry the meaning of it with us more, then maybe we could be a better people.
• United States
27 Dec 07
It is true that the things that you enjoy and wish to see happen all year long can be things that we seek to have all year long. After all it is us who decide how we handle day to day situations and how our life runs. We should all strive to be cheerful and have a good 'spirit' all the time!
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• United States
27 Dec 07
That's what I'm talking about aidenofthetower. You are right. It is US who decided how we handle day to day situations and how our life runs. I agree with you. We should all strive to be cheerful and have a good 'spirit' all the time.
27 Dec 07
I don't think having christmas everyday would be a good idea, because then the main christmas day would lose its meaning and not feel as special as it should do. Christmas is nice to have once a year, because it gives us all something to look forward to and something to plan for. ~Joeys wife
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• United States
27 Dec 07
I don't think having such a holiday would be a good idea either - for numerous reasons. I'm just wondering if we could try to carry the 'spirit' of the season with us throughout the year?
@diillu (5128)
26 Dec 07
Christmas is celebrated as christas cause it just comes once in a year. If it would come daily then no one would have such a feeling and I think no one would celebrate it with such excitement and enjoyment. If it would come everyday then I think it would just pass by like the simple day. And no one would ever notice. Since, it comes once a year it is really filled with excitement and love.
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• United States
27 Dec 07
But if we had that excitement, enjoyment and love everyday, without the physical celebration, would we need it? I wonder how hard it would be to have those feelings with us and to experience that much love without a holiday?
• United States
26 Dec 07
I try to keep the holiday spirit year round, but at times it gets hard. I think it is important to give year round not just on December 25th. We should all spread the love all year round and not just on holidays!! Hope you have a Happy New Year!! ~~Taz~~
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• United States
27 Dec 07
Thanks Taz. Maybe it's something we can work on - keeping the holiday spirit with us throughout the year.