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saucey
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December 24, 2012 7:22 pm  

Can't wait for the" joyous" season to be over & done with.


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December 24, 2012 9:35 pm  

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speee1dy
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December 25, 2012 10:27 am  

saucy

too many expectations placed on this one day by society. this time of year we all expect things to be perfect because that is what we are programmed to think and if it does not live up to the television idea of a "perfect christmas" we of course get discouraged and think something is wrong with us.

well, anyhow i hope your day gets brighter


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December 25, 2012 10:57 am  

Agreed, I do it for my GKs, that gives me pleasure, they grow up so fast.

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speee1dy
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December 26, 2012 12:55 am  

kids do grow up fast. my baby is 30. i love the holidays but i know for some it is the most stressful time of the year. christmas is not about material things it is about family-whether by blood or choice.


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noOne
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December 26, 2012 2:01 am  

kids do grow up fast. my baby is 30. i love the holidays but i know for some it is the most stressful time of the year. christmas is not about material things it is about family-whether by blood or choice.

I like how you say someone can be family without being blood. I feel this way about many of my friends.


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speee1dy
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December 26, 2012 12:23 pm  

and it is so true


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vicanuck
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December 28, 2012 12:08 pm  

My holiday season is about relaxation, not stressing over others expectations.


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A Davis
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January 1, 2013 5:35 pm  

my mother likes to say "christmas is for kids", and i don't think she means baby goats, or even that the holiday should not be experienced by adults.

i think she means that children deserve the joy of feeling that miracles like fulfilled wishes are possible. under the right conditions, children can have this, and as they grow older they figure out santa claus and what not on their own (as far as what's "real" and what's not). i also think that they glean the true meaning of the holiday over time. if they are so fortunate as to have supportive environments.

as for me, i feel that christmas is every single day and that its potential is always just beyond any desire.

i have experienced "perfect" holidays, with family, baking, friends, music, snow, and warmth at the hearth. really and truly, it DOES exist! and i have come to know that i can take that with me and unwrap it whenever i like.

i have also experienced lonesome holidays, so i have something for comparison. neither is "good" or "bad" - i have figured out that every day, regardless of what's around me, is christmas, new years, and the 4th of july.

every day is a chance to believe.

i just wish that i could take that little itty bitty and stick it into everyone's chest, forever.

happy new year!

best to you,
anita.
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A Davis
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January 1, 2013 5:36 pm  

My holiday season is about relaxation, not stressing over others expectations.

🙂 vicanuck knows what time it is.

best to you,
anita.
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--- scott nearing


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speee1dy
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January 1, 2013 8:17 pm  

a davis, you always say things with such heart and meaning


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A Davis
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January 2, 2013 12:39 am  

a davis, you always say things with such heart and meaning

thanks so much speee1dy and a happy new year to you!!! i always hope that when i say stuff my real feeling comes through. though i know sometimes people consider me corny... it's been that way since i was able to speak. but i continued to believe in a way that makes me feel good. life gives plenty of opportunity to feel badly, that's for sure! 🙂

best to you,
anita.
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dougtamjj
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January 2, 2013 2:32 am  

Anita you are in no way corny. You have made me smile many a time. You're good people.

Tam


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A Davis
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January 3, 2013 4:24 am  

aw, thanks tam! from your writing, i think we are a lot alike in that respect.

best to you,
anita.
"do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind."
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