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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:02 PM

A thread for those alone on Christmas Eve shouldn't be silent! Metaphysical HUGS to anyone reading

this...

I know DU is capable of producing extremely productive and effective WAVES of love... I've SEEN it.

To ANYONE and EVERYONE who reads this... You're in our HEARTS and MINDS. We love you and wish you all the best!

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Reply A thread for those alone on Christmas Eve shouldn't be silent! Metaphysical HUGS to anyone reading (Original post)
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 OP
MADem Dec 2012 #1
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #2
Skip Intro Dec 2012 #3
Sanity Claws Dec 2012 #4
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #5
siligut Dec 2012 #6
mainer Dec 2012 #7
Still Sensible Dec 2012 #8
bigendian Dec 2012 #9
freshwest Dec 2012 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #14
freshwest Dec 2012 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #36
RB TexLa Dec 2012 #11
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #12
840high Dec 2012 #23
Bennyboy Dec 2012 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #16
renate Dec 2012 #26
freshwest Dec 2012 #38
yardwork Dec 2012 #15
catbyte Dec 2012 #17
defacto7 Dec 2012 #19
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2012 #20
amerikat Dec 2012 #32
Beaverhausen Dec 2012 #21
2Design Dec 2012 #22
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #39
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2012 #24
renate Dec 2012 #25
Superbot Dec 2012 #27
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #28
A HERETIC I AM Dec 2012 #29
lunasun Dec 2012 #30
Marie Marie Dec 2012 #31
vietnam_war_vet Dec 2012 #33
malthaussen Dec 2012 #34
2naSalit Dec 2012 #35
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #37
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #40

Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

1. Yep, it's a time of year to reach out to those who are alone, to count our blessings, and

to remember stand-up people like Andy and Redstone, who were our dear friends here and have left us too soon.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:10 PM

2. Yes

For Andy and Redstone.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. Nothing wrong with some unconditional, all-inclusive love.

I'm actually happy to have some alone time tonight, but I hear you loud and clear.

So I'll join in on sending out those hugs.

K&R!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. Thank you for the hugs

I am alone on Christmas Eve but it really doesn't matter. I have so much to be thankful for.

It's nice to be able to reach out to you and the others here at DU.

Merry Christmas and lots of love to you and everyone here at DU.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:24 PM

5. Alone here and doing fine. But

I can always enjoy a hug! And I always enjoy giving one to someone who needs it.

This one is for those of you who need it:

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

6. Metaphysical hugs

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

7. What a sweet, kindly thread.

I'm lucky enough to be with family tonight (I'm catching my breath after washing a ton of dishes after the family feast) but I want to tell everyone who's alone tonight that you're not really alone, 'cuz DU is here!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:29 PM

8. Hugs for all who need them

extras for those that really, really need them...

Love and Peace

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:31 PM

9. amen!


[]sweet! I'm ok alone. Going to church at 10:30 tonight.






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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:38 PM

10. What a nice thread. Much appreciated.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

14. me too. much appreciated



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

18. ((((HUGS)))). Someone posted this for me. Hope you like it:



I love his voice and I love those trees!


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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

36. hey fresh!

A song I wrote for my pet toads, years ago:

We two toads of Rochester are!
Warty butts, we hop from afar!
Hop,hop hop, hop hop, hop HO-O-OP,
Hop hop hop hop
Hop hop!

O!!! Toads of wonder, toads of light!
Toads! The source of endless delight!
Ever singing, never siii-i iiinnk-ing,
Setting the world aright!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:40 PM

11. You say that as if there is something wrong with being alone tonight.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:42 PM

12. I said that in response to another thread whose point was to SILENTLY acknowledge their are people

spending the night alone...

If you're spending the evening alone tonight, and my post bothers you, I retract it in your case.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:35 AM

23. Thank you.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

13. Alone here.

 

Melancholy as hell. But I'll get through. Mom is in the hospital, the rest of my life is up in th air in regards to that etc. Very trying times.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

16. big hugs to you and a reminder

that every Christmas (and every year) is different. We have good ones and bad ones. Helps me to remember that...hope it helps you.

Hang in there! And positive energy to your Mom and you.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:47 AM

26. I hope you get good news about your mom soon

Sending her lots of good thoughts, and to you too.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

38. Well, you can talk to us here today if you need to as I'm just listening to the pouring rain.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:27 PM

15. Sending love to you, wherever you are in the world, whoever you are, if you are reading this.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

17. Chii meegwetch, cherokeeprogressive

I am alone with the feline wild ones, but doing fine. I bought the kittehs a toy called Undercover Mouse that was delivered today, and they are having a blast. Merry Christmas!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:52 PM

19. Love and Peace to all tonight...

whoever and wherever you are... you are us... and we are you.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:59 PM

20. A little levity for those on thier own.

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:05 AM

32. The irony of the chimney is not

lost on me. Thanks Scruffy.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:05 AM

21. I spent many holidays alone. Hugs to all who need them

Though I'm far from most family, I do have a wonderful husband and friends around.
Hugs to all who need them.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:35 AM

22. Nice evening watching sappy love christmas santa movies on lifetime

1. I have been paid to go to the movies to give the people I was staying with privacy to open their gifts to each other.

2. I have gone to the movies on Christmas eve when not invited or able to be invited to the significant others of family because they wanted it to be just their family

3. I have treasured going to the Grand Floridian and seeing Mickey and Minnie dressed up while listening to the small band and piano - not staying there - just traveling through - harder and harder to get on Property if you are not staying there

4. I have treasured sitting on the porch at Wilderness Campground while Santa let the kids visit

5. Yes I have been alone before for most of my Christmas Eve's

6. My choice this year probably did not turn out to be the most exciting or joyful but I have loved watching the movies quietly

7. Yes my mind has wandered on both the not so good and the times I made sure it was good for me

8. I can go out on the balcony and listen to the ocean - nice but lonesome too

9. Wishing some how that I had made the choices that someone really nice was in my life but remembering that things are not like the movies makes me appreciate the calmness of the night.

Hugs to all who are not alone by choice. Thoughtful of someone to start a thread for everyone to chime in and feel a connection to other humans tonight.

Time for bed so I can get up in time to watch the christmas parade - my own tradition where I make eggs and pancakes for myself - it will be a lovely day

I will probably not make this choice next year but am grateful for being here this year to know that I don't want to do it again

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Response to 2Design (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:36 PM

39. im resonating with what you say!

Solidarity!

I'm recovering from a 4 year r-ship with an alcoholic. Your typical Jekyll/Hyde alkie and he devolved into
crazy unpredictable abuse.

I am 55, and absolutely making better choices....this was another learning experience in a long history of them.

Wishing good for you too, and a future of wiser choices (and better results)!!!!!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:36 AM

24. a big kiss and hug to all who will be alone on Christmas, and...

A big kiss and hug to all who are in the hospital, or taking care of the ill, suffering from financial troubles,or any other difficulty. May 2013 be a good year for you.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:45 AM

25. I like what 2Design said about those who are not alone by choice

How sweet of you to start this thread, cherokeeprogressive!

There are probably a few people reading this who wouldn't mind a little alone time right about now but being alone not by choice is very different from solitude that we choose for ourselves. Although it's true that holidays with a bunch of people aren't nearly as much fun as they are in the movies, our culture makes a lot of people feel as though solitude, especially on Christmas or New Year's, is dreary. But it's not necessarily true just because we're supposed to believe it. Still, my heartfelt hugs and good wishes go out to anybody who's feeling sad tonight. It's a tough time to be alone if you don't want to be, and you're in our thoughts.



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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:47 AM

27. I'm alone tonight

 

That's why I came here.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:47 AM

28. Hugs and love!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:53 AM

29. Awww...what a nice guy!

You there, up in the mountains, lake in view, huddling close to your loved one.

Don't worry, your CDL is right there in your wallet!

Now, go kiss your wife and anyone else you think you should, crack open a coldie and think about coming down/over here and fishing in my river!

All the best, and Merry Christmas time.

Paul

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:54 AM

30. You guys are keeping me awake tonight ...thanks!

Waves of love and light to all during this sweet night
I have a gig as Santa later but really want to zzzzzzzz

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:58 AM

31. Alone or not - sending all my wishes for peace and happiness to my DU family.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:06 AM

33. Been around the block a few times ;-)

And this isn't my first Christmas alone and probably won't be the last. My wife is with her extended family over in the Dallas area. Her family has 3 major family gatherings each year: 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve. They're "small" gatherings of usually 80-100 relatives. I went to the Thanksgiving one last month. This Christmas, my work schedule butted right up to Christmas on both ends, working Saturday and again having to work next Wednesday. So, I told Kat to go ahead and leave Thursday morning for Dallas. I and our two fur kids (a 20-month old English Mastiff and a 13-month old Labrador retriever mix who we rescued from the local Humane Shelter a year ago) would stay here. They're both curled up on our office futon as I type this.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:08 AM

34. Hell may be other people, but we should never forget...

... that so is heaven.



-- Mal

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:09 AM

35. Alone by choice but

Glad to see the caring and sharing with those who aren't alone by choice. It does matter. I'm glad to see others here, this is not my holiday but I respect that it is for so many and that it can be lonely when everyone you know is celebrating it while you are alone.

By the way, I like that smoke hole of our teepee song!

I wish all of you out there a good holiday and that good things come to you in good ways...

Right now I'm just thankful that my neighbors are being quiet while they celebrate indoors down the hill... snowmobiles are loud and stinky and they ride them past my place to get to the "playground". Maybe I'll get to hear some wolves tonight, that would be what I wish for this night when so many are kind of in a solemn collective mood.

Cheers to all!!

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:04 PM

37. Happy to add a digital hug for anyone who needs one.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:42 PM

40. Alone...

Eleventy billion relatives around but they all start in with RW shite. Rather be with my 2 cats.
My brother did stop by last night to deliver some gifts. He tries, he does.

BTW I am not exaggerating much about the number of relatives I have. Both parents had 8 siblings who chose to procreate a lot. I know most of them because we spent holidays and summers together.

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