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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:12 PM

I DO celebrate Christmas, etc.

I celebrate Christmas. And Hannukah. And birthdays. And anniversaries. And holidays that have nothing to do with my heritage. Celebration lifts the human spirit, so Iím all for it.

That said, I celebrate on my own schedule with my own agenda. You might be surprised to hear carols playing at my house in July. Your April birthday present might be wrapped in Christmas paper, and your St. Patrickís Day dinner might be turkey with all the trimmings. You might come home from a lousy Monday in August to find a small gift draped in tinsel on your porch, just to give you a smile.

Sometimes itís a very nice thing that we all find one day when we can celebrate together. But itís important for me that I donít confine my reason for the celebration to that one day; that was a difficult thing for me to learn, but I did.

Yes, thereís much sorrow in the world. But thereís also so much that is worth celebrating, and we neednít wait for a particular day. Smiles are free, so are hugs. And singing. And if you want to add colorful lights and candles and decorations, all the better.

Life should be celebrated. And for me, Christmas is one of many fine excuses to do exactly that.

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Reply I DO celebrate Christmas, etc. (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Nov 2013 OP
PeaceNikki Nov 2013 #1
RBInMaine Nov 2013 #2
Little Star Nov 2013 #3
uppityperson Nov 2013 #4
RiffRandell Nov 2013 #5
nolabear Nov 2013 #6
Common Sense Party Nov 2013 #7
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2013 #8
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #9
Lucinda Nov 2013 #10
RoccoR5955 Nov 2013 #11
JDPriestly Nov 2013 #12
yuiyoshida Nov 2013 #13
rurallib Nov 2013 #14

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:14 PM

1. Beautiful, thank you.

(no charge)

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:17 PM

2. Very similar to what I do and how I think. I'm an atheist who celebrates the joy of the SEASON.

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:19 PM

3. "Life should be celebrated"....

The older I get the more I agree with that.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:26 PM

4. There is no one Right Way for any holiday or non-holiday. Best wishes to you and yours.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:28 PM

5. Thanks. nt

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:33 PM

6. Amen, amen, amen!

We need celebration. Personally I love the absolutely unnecessary celebrations of all kinds of things, Christmas, summer, underwear that doesn't ride up, the fact that most of my parts still work.

Life is hard. And it's wonderful. And impossible. And we die. I say celebrate!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:37 PM

7. L'chaim!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:51 PM

8. "Life should be celebrated..."

Well said. Happy holidays...happy every days... to you.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:54 PM

9. Heathen...

 

you are taking the Black Friday out of Christmas

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:00 PM

10. I love the way you think.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:26 PM

11. I celebrate Festivus, for the rest of us.

 

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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 07:02 PM

12. In the end, all relgions are about celebrating life and dealing with death.

The differences between religions are superficial and to me not that important. The differences are artificially created in order to divide people over ideas we can never prove or disprove with the goal of gaining political control.

Rigid religious dogma is used to fool the faithful into self-destructive fanaticism.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 07:07 PM

13. My favorite song this time of year...for you.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 07:41 PM

14. Sometimes we declare a holiday and just give presents

for the past several years we have been giving presents at Halloween to our loved ones - because why not?

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