Christmas spirit...  

rm_36specialk 48F
731 posts
12/20/2005 4:26 pm

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Christmas spirit...

You know, usually this time of year I'm the happiest, most Christmas spirit filled person to be around. Actually making other people sick with my sugary sweet antics. I usually plan a party for my employees, and buy tons of gifts for my kids and family. I bake cookies, decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. I send cards and look for carols on the radio.

This year has been so different for me.

I just put up a tree a week and a half ago.
No party, no gifts yet, no carols, no baking. I'm just not in the Christmas spirit this year. I'm faking it for my kids, but that's it. They don't realize the effort I usually put forth for others, and this year it's not happening.

I usually try to be someone's Christmas miracle, I buy gifts and donate them to the Salvation Army every year, but not this year. The bank that I bank at actually got more kids put on their tree because they thought I'd be getting more of them this year. Not so. I'd like to, but my financial situation this year won't allow for that.

I am in need of some Christmas spirit.

Please tell me about the Christmas miracle that you are being this year.

digdug41 49M

12/20/2005 6:44 pm

hey 38 I was told that my pain helped others believe it or not and I can understand the twisted logic behind it becuase when I am doing service through AA I would not be there if I hadn't had a rough go at it myself you hold your head and have a merry christmas

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rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
12/20/2005 9:01 pm

Last Wednesday, we went to the Portland police Sunshine Division, which is where they (the PPD) gather up food and donate to families in need this holiday season. We went down there and volunteered time to help load boxes, sort donations by food type, (can goods, cereal, soups, spices, etc..) It was supposed to be a three hour deal, they provided hot chocolate, coffee, stuff like that. Turns out, they had so many people down there volunteering, we were done in less than 2 1/2 hours. Very cool. Lots of people there ranging from kids in high school (some of them showed up on their own, not with their parents) to an older couple who just flew back from Europe that afternoon. Now, I don't know about you, but the last thing I would want to do after sitting on an airplane for 22 hours is to go load boxes all bent over and crap. And these two were in their 60's!

BTW, I'm gonna go back in your blog and steal my comment I left you about my quilt to make a christmas post. But I would like you to think of the story as my Christmas gift to you, 36. Maybe I'll get you those waffles with whip cream and strawberries next year. And see about getting the shoe phone fixed, would ya?

(Princess Lips)

12/20/2005 11:02 pm

I have a "adopted family" I fairygodmother...

sometimes when u fake it, u talk yourself into it too...hugs!


Mmphmm 45M
592 posts
12/21/2005 4:01 am

I've been a miracle all year.. I need some time off... Its bloody exhausting

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
12/21/2005 6:33 am

Not sure about a miracle; but I have been helping a friend.
Have never met this person (just chatted on-line and talked on the phone), but have helped recently when she couldn't pay the mortgage, and had some final notices from some utilities. I know most would say "you're nuts" or worse for doing something like that. But, I value her friendship, and trust that I am really helping someone directly. Always nice to lend a helping hand to others occasionally.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
12/22/2005 9:53 am

I have not done anything philanthropic this year. I was also having trouble finding a "Christmasy" feeling too.

It changed when I started opening up the decorating boxes and all the memories of Christmas' that have gone before came flooding back. I put on carols and I was ok.

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