Christmas

@bird123 (10486)
United States
December 10, 2011 12:46am CST
Christmas can be a time of joy or a time of sorrow. We are taught from childhood that if we aren't good, we won't get anything for Christmas. Are people measuring their worth by what they get for Christmas??? Are gifts really a true measure?? YOU ARE A WONDERFUL WORK OF ART! THERE IS NO ONE IN THE UNIVERSE EXACTLY LIKE YOU! YOU ARE SPECIAL! YOU ARE NEEDED HERE ON EARTH! THAT'S WHY YOU ARE HERE! A FEW GIFTS DO NOT CHANGE YOUR IMPORTANCE TO THE BIG PICTURE! Christmas spirit is really nice. Young children express it the best. I have a 4 year old niece who really has the spirit. As she opened every gift last year she cried: "Oh! IT'S JUST WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED!" Now, every gift couldn't be just what she always wanted, but she did spread the Christmas spirit just by saying it! WHAT A PERSON THINKS IS OFTEN WHAT A PERSON BECOMES! Let's think like my niece. No matter what gifts we get; show the joy for everyone else to feel! Last year, it was the last day before the Christmas holiday at work. I made up my mind that all the trouble in my life was not important. I was going to spread some Christmas cheer to make people happy. So I pumped myself up, walked into work then in a loud voice said: "AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY!" I just kept repeating it over and over. When I met someone, I gave them a pat on the back and said: "AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS" then called their name. A few people talked like I was going crazy, but I lifted everyone's spirit that day including my own. For a brief time, people forgot their problems and saw the joy I was spreading. Try this yourself. See what happens. We are all spiritual in nature. WE CAN FEEL AND SHARE JOY! MAKE THIS A FOCUS IN YOUR LIFE! I have seen a few Christmas holidays. There are very few physical gifts that would make me jump for joy. Spiritual gifts, like the love of good people(I'm a lucky man.) count the most. So go out this Christmas and give the priceless gift that means the most. GIVE YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS! Say it often. I LOVE YOU! If you haven't said it in a long time and it's hard, use the shortened version. LOVEYA! Even that is better than not saying it at all! DO IT NOW! You know it's what we all really want to hear. If you are alone this Christmas, give your love and kindness to strangers. You won't be alone for long. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN JUST A KIND WORD TO EVEN A STRANGER WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE. Now, I have a Christmas gift for everyone. Is it wrapped you ask???? Sure it is! I GIVE YOU ALL MY LOVE WRAPPED AROUND YOU! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! Remember, It's what you do that counts! LET'S MAKE THESE HOLIDAYS THE BEST EVER!
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@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
hey buddy! where or when your damn book will come! .... ho! ho! ho! . . . . we want book! we want book! we want book! Hey bird123 if you don't like to write a book, be cheerleader instead! ha ha ha ha . . . Your a great leader and a motivator. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY!!! cheerzzz!!!
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@bird123 (10486)
• United States
11 Dec 11
WE??? Are you sure you and I won't be the only ones to buy the book? Hmmm?? I'll put you to work. Give me your best title. While you are at it, who is that publisher that will refuse me nothing??? To be honest with you, I have very limited writing abilities. If you notice, I'm just stating the truth out there. Since, deep down we all know the truth, I'm just reminding people of what they already know. I'm afraid my book would only hold 10 pages and I've said it all. Maybe you are right and I need to work on that. Thanks gjabaigar for all your Christmas Cheer!
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
hahahaha cheerz! yeah "WE" indeed. hahahaha. Me, Choco my doggie and Boom-Boom my cat, and most of all your conscience. hahahahaha. Best title ….. hmmmm…. "Chicken Soup Delight"? How about "Apple Pie Recipe"? hahahahaha…. Well, I don't know, I have no idea, your the writer or author anyway not me, its up to you bro. I guess. For the publisher. How about Amazons? I think Amazons has ways on how to publish literatures or books. - Self-Publish with Us . . . . http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-summary-page.html?topic=200260520 - How about this one for Kindel or Ebooks readings, also from Amazons Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin You can do some others things to sell or share your beautiful creative mind to others. Like having your own site or blogs. Or how about a graphical illustrations presentations with a sound of original musics in your own youtube channel. Share your creative mind to others not only here in myLot. And you can create more of your own investments of anything you want. Like money, connections and even friends, and also can alleviate to the next level of your skills as being a creative mind. I'm just giving you ideas for your creative mind. But I'm sorry if I'm pushing too much and giving you these nonsense dilemmas. Your choices are still the best than mine.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
14 Dec 11
Chicken Soup Delight. It's kind of catchy. I don't think you are too pushy. You have many good ideas. Hmmm?? Now I have to work on getting more than 10 pages in my book. Yes, this might be the push I need. I'm going to start working on that book. Even a little at a time should create something in time. Thanks for your vision, my friend.
• United States
10 Dec 11
I hope you have the most wonderful and blessed Christmas ever, and that your New Year brings positive surprises you never realized were possible.
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@bird123 (10486)
• United States
10 Dec 11
What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you 6precious102. Yes, those never realized possible surprises are the best. They bring excitement to life. I wish the very best for you and your family as well. Lots of Love and Kindness!!
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• China
10 Dec 11
Good for you to spread some Christmas cheer to make people happy, It broke fresh ground and cut loose from an old custom.No wonder some people who stayed in a rut talked like you were going crazy.when People evaluate the gifts, they usually say that "it is the thought that counts".It goes to show that people value nourishment for the mind.In fact,Spiritual gifts which boosts people spirit sometimes means more than physical gifts.
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@bird123 (10486)
• United States
10 Dec 11
Yes, the spiritual gifts are the only ones we will remember. Funny how many of them do not cost a thing.
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@vandana7 (64767)
• India
10 Dec 11
Just the kind of message I needed. I think finally god is coming into my life. :) Been ages since I felt this secure. 36 years or so! I have a lot of expectations from him. I want him to wipe away all those tears. But hopefully, I would learn to appreciate what he gives me eventually rather than be disgruntled petulant child who makes her present bad as well. :) Your niece seems far more mature than me. :)
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@bird123 (10486)
• United States
10 Dec 11
Yes, you are wise. Few can see that at some point in their life they chose to change. In time, and maybe it will take many lifetimes, they will come to see exactly what you are seeing right now. We are the ones who are choosing. Let's give the world our love, joy, and kindness unconditionally. When it returns there will be nothing but Smiles. Enjoy the Holidays Vandy!!
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@marguicha (94440)
• Chile
15 Dec 11
Merry Christmas, bird123!!! I have always thought that Christmas is about love and not about gifts. I give gifts(small ones and many handmade) to the people I love to show them that I care. The carol I love most is "Joy to the world..." Because that´s what it is all about for me. Now that I live alone, I go every year to one of my daughter´s home. They decide in which house we will gather and they take me with them. My eldest daughter knows that one of her gifts is going to be a lot of apricot jam from my apricot tree. I already have 3 recycled jars waiting to be wrapped in recycled paper saved from last year´s Christmas
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
16 Dec 11
Homemade Apricot Jam. Yummy!! Can't buy that in a store. Yes, sharing Love is the most important thing. I'm going to make a prediction. You don't have to respond to it and don't take it the wrong way. Some of your children might not seem so happy with the apricot jam. They have taken it for granted. You keep on making it and giving it every year. One day in the future it will become Priceless and they would do anything for a jar. You can depend on this happening. Have a wonderful Christmas. Living is now. Share the best of days which is today.
@marguicha (94440)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
I give the jam to my daughters (47 and 45 years old). They are the right age to be happy for that. I tell them that they can come and pick the fruit and make their own jam or receive it as Christmas present . They work, so they cannot spend their time making jam. Anywy, the jam is a family present. I also have a small present for each of the girls. My older daughter took me to the hospital the last time Iwent to the doctor. Two blocks from there, there is a place where they sell beautiful and unexpensive underwer. I bought a Christmas present for my youngest daughter but my oldest said she prefered lots of jam.
• Mexico
13 Dec 11
Hi bird: Definetly. Christmas is a really nice time in the year when we think about the things we can do for the others, our family and to feel the most lovely feelings a human can express. This time of the year should be used to think about what we have done during the whole year, how we can improve to be better, the people we love, the things we can do to make this world a better place and to enjoy with the ones that we love. ALVARO
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
13 Dec 11
Yes, we must all remember that our actions do touch others around us. We must all strive to make that a very positive thing. starsailover, I hope you and your family have the very best Christmas ever!!
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Happy Christmas!
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Thank you for you kind words, bestboy19. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well. Let those around you share your joy, love and kindness so that they can see what living is really all about.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Dec 11
YES ! Christmas is definitely a time to rejoice and engage in mirth. The LOVE insignia wrapped in fine textures..it should reach the several millions including those unhappy lot who are denied all those mirth on account of problems of differing nature and extent. So ,it is time to pray to alleviate the sufferings of those poor fellowmen and make this joyous season all the more happy and joyful to each and everyone. Merry CHRISTMAS !
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
11 Dec 11
Yes, Mirth, indeed. It will show us life can be good through the worse of circumstance. Trouble will never knock on our doors everyday. Let's lead everyone to mirth. Merry Christmas!!