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I've been having a thought or two..
There are so many people on here that I've come to know and like. From all over the world and/or country we live in.. We have different ways of saying things. Different ways to live and different ways to celebrate or not celebrate the Holidays. For me it will forever be Christmas and a time to be thankful and happy I have my family around me. Also to miss those who have gone past.
I know many of you find this a hard time of year for one reason or another. Some it just isn't your thing or some may have an altogether different religion. Some may have painful memories and some may chose just not to celebrate. It's all fine whichever as to me this is true freedom. No one has the right to tell us how we deal with a particular thing if it brings no harm to person or animal. I dearly love the holiday tho and do like to share my happiness with my family and friends which some of you definitely have become. Regardless of never having met in person I feel a connection. Therefore I want to share my happiness of the day. So if on Christmas Eve I write out heartfelt wishes for the Christmas holiday, please take it in the intended spirit. I do not do "politically correct" but I also intend no disrespect or harm. If you truly find it a problem or offensive please let me know whether in a PM or here. I will adjust as best I can because I wouldn't deliberately hurt anyone. Although how a few words typed can actually harm someone (short of a close relative/friend being nasty and mean) I truly just don't understand
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But I will endeavor to do my best if you chose to tell me why. I hope you all understand what I'm trying to say here. Sometimes writing cannot convey meaning without "seeing and hearing" or body language.

4 comments

Mickey fez said:

You wish away my friend people who don't like it don't have to read it. I hope you have a fabulous time with your family I know I will
9 years ago

Jenny McIntyre said:

I'm with Mickey here Gracie - you have a wonderful time with your family. I'll be spending it with my son and his partner, joining her family for Christmas Day. My daughter is having the time of her life with he soon to be husband in Turkey. Photos will be shown when I get them!!!! I don't do political correctness neither, it does help as you say, if you can see facial expressions and body language to know how things are being meant. Still it takes a lot to get me riled, so don't worry about it.
9 years ago

Stormlizard said:

Many people do things that have become tradition in their own family, therefore I send cards at Christmas even though I do not celebrate it myself.

Many of my friends are Buddhists, Shintoists etc, even so they send cards to me for which I thank them as a matter of politeness and send cars wishing them "Seasonal Greetings", again a matter of politeness.

Having many friends all over the world will always put one at risk in celebrations and or greetings when meeting in the street, of a religious nature are used may create some form of discomfort, perhaps because the reciever is not sure of how to react, and how to deal with it.

I think it best if such an event occurs if you can't deal with it, do nothing, at least on a social network where written remarks may hurt very much.
I suggest "Thank you" is best in the above mentioned.

Respect does not cost anything, nor does thanks.

Just write how you wish to Gracie.

John.
9 years ago

Stormlizard said:

I thought you'd like to know that I have posted 5 PowerPoint Christmas Greeting shows between 1st december and yesterday.
1. Merry Christmas, Celine Dion
2. Merry Christmas 2012
3. Winter Greetings 2012
4. A Japanese Christmas
5. Christmas Blessings

To locate them go to "Gallery" Others, Download, Open.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.

John.
9 years ago