What's the one thing about this Season that gives you JOY?

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    Dec 13, 2007 4:36 PM GMT
    The only thing I hate about this time of the year is that it appears to bring out the worst people.

    My mom was gunned down on x-mas eve when I was 6. When I cam of age and I decided that I was never going look back on that time with disdain... I was going to happy and joyful about this time of year.

    Yes it commercial, what is in this day in age.
    Yes we are celebrating the birth of Christ...even though he was not born on the 25th of Dec..

    You are in titled to feel how you feel for whatever your reasons are because they are your feelings.

    I challenge you to find one thing to feels you with joy about during this time of year.

    For me I’m joyful that I knew my mom for the six years that I did (because according to everyone that knew her she was a pretty awesome lady)
    and I go to Mass Every Christmas and burn a candle for her.

    Happy Holidays to you all on REAL JOCK!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    Touching story Ducky...I think it's great that you find optimism in celebrating a time that many would chose memorializing.

    I find the greatest joy at midnight during a candle light Christmas service while I think of how lucky I am to have so much and be surrounded by so many people who care...and then pray that I can give more back to those who just don't have what I do. Sappy...yes, but it's true.
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:59 PM GMT
    family, presents, Jesus
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    Dec 13, 2007 8:17 PM GMT
    After last evening's rush to do ALL my Christmas shopping (my only opportunity), while constantly reminding myself that this is a privelege not a chore... it was nice to realize that the CD of Christmas songs I had playing en route was calming and evocative of the magic of childhood.

    Christmas has both a religious and a secualar element. In retrospect, I am thankful that I had Santa Claus for a couple of years as a young child. Having a childhood belief in magic allows the holiday songs of today to being back some of those magical memories.

    And yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. "He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished." - Francis Pharcellus Church 1897
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    Dec 14, 2007 12:43 AM GMT
    When it has passed for another year...
  • Timbales

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    Dec 14, 2007 1:50 AM GMT
    trying to surprise my bf with a present
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:53 AM GMT
    the lights ...particularly the color lights ...the all white displays are boring
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:56 AM GMT
    I enjoy seeing family and friends I don't get to see often and I agree with Caslon I love all the colored lights!
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:30 AM GMT
    caroling, what's a christmas without caroling.