Thursday, December 24, 2009

Enjoy the holidays, everyone!

So, this is Christmas?

It doesn't have to be.

Even if you don't view it or celebrate it as is traditionally done that is ok.
Because the real message in Christmas is universal, it crosses all cultures and traditions.
The message is basic and timeless.
It is the giving, but not of material goods. It is the giving of kindness and consideration and thoughtfulness, not just to those we love, those who are near and dear.
But to all of mankind equally and without judgement.

A quote from Dickens -"A Christmas Carol"

"But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!'"

Keep the holidays in the spirit they are intended.


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  2. Cheers friend, enjoy the best things in this life at this time. Thanks for your dedication and service, that inspires those separated in battle to one of many true lighthouses left to guide their path.

    Apologies for the first deleted post as it contained some grammatical errors to which I was unable to edit to correct.

  3. Cheers Penny

    Hope you have a good Christmas.

    It would be good if people could be a bit nicer to each other all the year round.

    All the best to you and yours and thanks for all your good work this year.

  4. Hei Hu Qhan:

    no apologies necessary my friend, that compliment just about brought tears to my eyes, what a compliment it was!

    Cheers to you!

  5. John: thanks for the compliment.
    One more and I may have to sit down and cry.

    It is weird to connect with people in this way, not knowing people personally and yet to still feel a comraderie?

    Well it is all good!

    The best to you and yours John.

  6. Merry Christmas Penny, you have done a great job with this blog. I look at it almost every day, this and a very few others that have millions of viewers

  7. Penny you have a heart as big as the great outdoors.
    A strong and powerful brain.
    The courage of a lion.
    We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of OZ.
    Follow that golden road Penny, Merry X-mas & a happy new year too.


    Keep up the good work!

    - Aangirfan

  9. a big thanks to you all, and I do hope everyone has enjoyed there day(s) in their own way :)