Kinda feeling sad this year.

  • Musicman91

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    Dec 25, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    I can't really get in the Christmas spirit this year. All can think of are those poor families in Connecticut whose holiday has been ruined and I just feel like crying. And then those poor Firemen yesterday. Why should I be enjoying my holiday when there are people who won't be able to enjoy any day for the rest of their lives. Sorry to sound like a Debbie Downer but I have just been having a hard time really celebrating because every time I start to feel in the spirit I think of the poor families and just get sad. If I could I would give everything I had up for the kids and teachers to be back with their families opening presents and enjoying the day.

    “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
    ― Bob Hope



    Sorry to sound depressing I hope everyone manages to enjoy their day.
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    Dec 25, 2012 3:18 PM GMT


    "Why should I be enjoying my holiday when there are people who won't be able to enjoy any day for the rest of their lives. "

    Because they can't, you honour them by doing so..

    I'll explain this further if you like.

    Merry Christmas, Musicman91!
  • ilprincipe

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    Dec 25, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    OK - so you're 22 years old, you are gay and out (I assume) and you have most of your adult life ahead of you. Think about how lucky you are to have grown up in the post-Stonewall generation. The word gay didn't exist when I was a teenager, there was nobody I could talk to about my attraction to guys. I didn't figure out the gay sexuality thing until my mid twenties and didn't come out until I was 28. I was at ground zero in the two major crises of my generation, the Viet Nam war and the AIDS crisis. I've had two long term relationships with great guys, and even though one of them died of AIDS I have a lot of happy memories. I'm comfortably retired and living in a great place in the mountains east of Seattle. I live alone, but in a small community; I have lots of friends, only know one gay person here, but I am comfortable being out and people accept me for who I am. You have a heck of a lot to be thankful for. Sure, it's normal to feel sad about all the gun violence that is happening in the world, but you can't use that as a cop out to stop celebrating all the good things in life - especially the great guys who are on this website and many others. I hope you'll browse guys online today, send a few messages, and reach out and touch someone in your community today, straight or gay. By the way, you style yourself Musicman, but you don't mention music in your profile... what's your connection to music?
  • Musicman91

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    Dec 25, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    ilprincipe saidOK - so you're 22 years old, you are gay and out (I assume) and you have most of your adult life ahead of you. Think about how lucky you are to have grown up in the post-Stonewall generation. The word gay didn't exist when I was a teenager, there was nobody I could talk to about my attraction to guys. I didn't figure out the gay sexuality thing until my mid twenties and didn't come out until I was 28. I was at ground zero in the two major crises of my generation, the Viet Nam war and the AIDS crisis. I've had two long term relationships with great guys, and even though one of them died of AIDS I have a lot of happy memories. I'm comfortably retired and living in a great place in the mountains east of Seattle. I live alone, but in a small community; I have lots of friends, only know one gay person here, but I am comfortable being out and people accept me for who I am. You have a heck of a lot to be thankful for. Sure, it's normal to feel sad about all the gun violence that is happening in the world, but you can't use that as a cop out to stop celebrating all the good things in life - especially the great guys who are on this website and many others. I hope you'll browse guys online today, send a few messages, and reach out and touch someone in your community today, straight or gay. By the way, you style yourself Musicman, but you don't mention music in your profile... what's your connection to music?



    I sing and play piano, clarinet and guitar. Also want to start learning the violin and oboe soon.
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    Dec 25, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    Life is too long to suffer through it. Life is too short to not enjoy the heck out of it. Cherish these special days when you have the opportunity to do so. Btw, eventually, all these people will be happy again. Little by little, the happy days will outnumber the sad ones.
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    Dec 25, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Well said icon_smile.gif thxx
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    Dec 25, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    You know... Stuff like that happens every day pretty much everywhere in the middle east to africa... It's just doesn't get shown into the news since a lot of shit is already happening there.. The poor people here in Europe (and in the states) are freezing because they're homeless in the cold..

    It's a cruel and harsh world we live in but.. Don't let it hinder you in living your life to the fullest.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 25, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    Watch "It's a Wonderful Life" and cry, like the rest of us.icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 25, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    "Why should I be enjoying my holiday when there are people who won't be able to enjoy any day for the rest of their lives. "

    Because they can't, you honour them by doing so..

    I'll explain this further if you like.

    Merry Christmas, Musicman91!


    Exactly this! Thank you for saying this