Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving


 What is Thanksgiving?


   Thanksgiving day  kicks off the festive season in many countries like USA, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands and Liberia. It is a National holiday in these countries. First of all, It began as the day of giving thanks to the blessings of the harvest and other things of the past year. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on second Monday of October whereas USA celebrates it on fourth Thursday of November. Similarly Other countries celebrate on same part of the year. Turkey is one of the common recipe served in this feast.

Thanksgiving


History:


   In 1621, Plymouth colonists and wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. It acknowledges the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Furthermore for more than two centuries Individual colonies and states celebrate this day since then. In 1863 i.e in the midst of civil war, The President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Thanks-giving day each November.


Thanksgiving at Plymouth:


    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers. It was an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod. It was far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims(Commonly known) began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.

Pilgrims Menu:

               
    Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship.      They suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. Furthermore, In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they receive an astonishing visit from an Abenaki(Indian) who greeted them in English.

        Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto(A member of the Pawtuxet tribe). An English Sea Captain Kidnapped Mayflower and sold him into slavery.   He then escaped to London to him Homeland. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe. This endured for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.


Pilgrims Harvest:

                           
    In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first successful corn harvest. In addition Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast. And  He invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies. It includes the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Consequently, the Festival lasted for almost three days.This was called 'Americans First Thanksgiving'. However the pilgrims never used the term. While no record exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu.

                         
            A Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote a journal. In his journal he wrote that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event, and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer. Historians have suggested that many of the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.



Thanksgiving- An Official Holiday

 
    Pilgrims held their second Thanksgiving celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a long drought. A drought that had threatened the year’s harvest and prompted Governor Bradford to call for a religious fast. However Days of fasting and thanksgiving on an occasional basis probably became common practice in other New England settlements as well. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year.                             

       In 1789, George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States. In it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion.  A conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

Declaration of Holiday

                       
        In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday. Each celebrated it on a different day, however, and the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition. In 1827, Sarah Josepha Hale launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.She was the noted magazine editor and prolific writer, author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. For 36 years, she published numerous editorials and sent scores of letters to governors, senators, presidents and other politicians.
                             
      Abraham Lincoln finally heeded her request in 1863, at the height of the Civil War. In a proclamation entreating all Americans to ask God to “commend to his tender care for all those who have become sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation". He scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November. It was celebrated on that day every year until 1939. Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week in an attempt to spur retail sales during the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s plan, known derisively as Franksgiving, was met with passionate opposition, and in 1941 the president reluctantly signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.

Thanksgiving Traditions:


    In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.

                             
         Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5 mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.

Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. A number of U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.

Thanksgiving's Ancient Origins:

 
    Although the American concept of Thanksgiving developed in the colonies of New England, its roots can also be traced back to the other side of the Atlantic. Both the Separatists who came over on the Mayflower and the Puritans arrived. And soon after brought with them a tradition of providential holidays days of fasting during difficult or pivotal moments. And also the days of feasting and celebration to thank God in times of plenty.

    As an annual celebration of the harvest and its bounty, moreover, Thanksgiving falls under a category of festivals that spans cultures, continents and millennia. In ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the fall harvest. Thanksgiving also bears a resemblance to the ancient Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. Finally, historians have noted that Native Americans had a rich tradition of commemorating the fall harvest with feasting and merrymaking long before Europeans set foot on their shores.







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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Christmas Quotes

>>“At Christmas, all roads lead home." - Marjorie Holmes

>>"Christmas, is love in action." - Dale Evans

>>"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles Schulz

>>The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis

>>The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart. - Helen Keller

>>A Christian is one who makes it easier for other people to believe in God. - E. Hewitt

>>Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship. - Dr. Thieme

>>Christians awake salute the happy morn; Whereon the Savior of the world was born. - John Byrom

>>The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God - By C.S. Lewis.

>>We may seek God by our intellect, but we only can find him with our heart. - By Cotvos

>>"Christmas is the day that holds all time together." - Alexander Smith

>>"I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!" - Charles Dickens

>>"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." - Calvin Coolidge

>>"Each year, God asks us to shed one more coat of awareness, one more dream state and come alive to the vision of God's plan for each of us and the world-at-large." - Rev. Alfred McBride

>>"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small." - Eva K. Logue

>>"He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree." - Roy L. Smith.

>>"Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." - By Pope John Paul XXIII

>>"Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man - His separable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God - when we present our bodies a living sacrifice." - By Vance Havner

>>"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - By Norman Vincent Peale

>>"Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again." - By George Whitefield

>>"Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." - By Some Shepherds, Luke 2:15

>>"This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone." - Taylor Caldwell

>>"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." - Peg Bracken

>>"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence." - Joan Mills

>>"CHRISTMAS is
C-hrist's
H-istoric
R-emarkable
I-ncarnation
S-tory
T-elling
M-essiah's
A-waited
S-alvation." - Jose B. Cabajar

>>"Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child." - William Saroyan

>>"Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign." - Christina Rossetti

>>"Earth, strike up your music, Birds that sing and bells that ring; Heaven hath answering music For all Angels soon to sing:Earth, put on your whitest Bridal robe of spotless snow: For Christmas bringeth Jesus, Brought for us so low." - Author Unknown

>>"There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven, The name, before His wondrous birth, to Christ the Saviour given." - George W. Bethune

>>"Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies." - Alfred Noyes

>>"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself." - Charles Dickens

>>"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present." - Author Unknown

>>"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles Schulz

>>"Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man." - Author Unknown

>>'Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.' - Peg Bracken

>>'This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.' - Taylor Caldwell

>>"Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree." - Charlotte Carpenter

>>"Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man." - Margaret Cousins

>>"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." - W. T. Ellis

>>"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." - Washington Irving

>>"The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" - Charles N. Barnard

>>"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." - Harlan Miller

>>"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence." - Joan Mills

>>"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale

>>"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." - Andy Rooney

>>"Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money." - Author Unknown

>>"There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neck ties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them." - P.J. O'Rourke

>>"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year." - By Victor Borge

>>"Who's the bane of Santa's life? The elf and safety officer." - By Catherine Tate

>>"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas." - Johnny Carson

>>"The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other." - Johnny Carson

>>"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." - George Carlin

>>"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time." - Doug Coupland

>>"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays." - Henny Youngman

>>"There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus." - Bob Phillips

>>"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white".' - Bing Crosby

>>"Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet." - Author Unknown

>>"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." - Erma Bombeck

>>"The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart." - Helen Keller

>>"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles." - Author Unknown

>>"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." - Janice Maeditere.

>>"Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round." - Jessica Archmint.

>>"Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold!" - Josephine

>>"Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures." - Sir Winston Churchill

>>"At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows; But like of each thing that in season grows ." - William Shakespeare.

>>"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." - Edna Ferber

>>"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day." - Helen Steiner Rice

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Christmas Thoughts

>>May all your wishes come true this Christmas.

>>This Christmas do something you haven't done before.

>>All I want for Christmas is true love.

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>>This Christmas help someone who is in need.

>>This Christmas sleep under the Christmas tree.

>>I love Christmas songs.

>>This Christmas make someone's wish come true.

>>My favorite time of the year is Christmas time.

>>This Christmas kiss under the mistletoe.

>>The best Christmas is the one you spend with family.

>>Oh Lord, shower your blessings upon us.

>>May everyone stay in happiness forever.

>>This Christmas don't forget to spread joy.

>>May this Christmas bring happiness to all.

>>This Christmas gift each other joy and happiness.

>>May this Christmas fill your heart and home with happiness and prosperity.

>>Christmas is all about giving.

>>Make this year's Christmas the best Christmas ever.

>>Christmas is all about making innumerable memories.

>>Christmas is a proof that the Lord has showered his blessings upon us.

>>This Christmas pamper yourself.

>>I wish I adopt a pet this Christmas.

>>I wish this Christmas I shop till I drop.

>>This Christmas make a gingerbread home.

>>I wish good wins over the bad this Christmas.

>>This Christmas go on a road trip with your family.

>>Christmas is all about family.

>>Christmas is coming soon...

>>Christmas shopping is a family affair.

>>Christ•mas /'krism?s/, noun a jolly festival which comes only once a year, but we celebrate it year round.

>>Snow and cake is my idea of Christmas.

>>Get ready! Santa is coming!

>>Christmas is forever.

>>There is no other season as beautiful as Christmas.

>>The best thing about Christmas is shopping for your loved ones.

>>I hope it snows this Christmas.

>>I wish it was Christmas everyday.

>>Christmas nights are the most beautiful nights.

>>I am in love with the thought of Christmas.

>>We all have that one friend who never forgets to wish you Merry Christmas.

>>Don't you think the Christmas mood is setting in?

>>There is nothing more special than spending time with your family on Christmas.

>>One of the best things about Christmas is opening presents on Christmas morning.

>>Christmas cannot be bought, it comes from within.

>>Christmas spreads happiness.

>>I am dreaming about Christmas.

>>We all have that one friend without whom Christmas is incomplete.

>>May the spirit of Christmas be with you forever.

>>Christmas is a proof that magic exists.

>>We all have that one friend who loves to bake the Christmas cake.

>>Christmas completes me.

>>I cannot imagine life without Christmas!

>>We all have that one friend who always sings Christmas songs.

>>Watching Christmas movies in July makes me miss Christmas more.

>>Happiness is buying a Christmas gift for someone special.

>>My love for Christmas is never ending.

>>The most beautiful time of the year is coming soon!

>>I am planning to take my family for a trip on Christmas!

>>Have you ever felt? What if your snowman would come to life?

>>Let kindness rule this Christmas.

>>The best way to spend Christmas is with your loved ones.

>>My doctor says, I am infested by the Christmas worm.

>>Christmas bounds everyone in a joyful bond.

>>I am so excited... Christmas is getting nearer!

>>This Christmas, become a shining light in someone else's life.

>>Happiness is driving around on Christmas night to watch the lights and house decoration.

>>We all have that one friend who loves to steal Christmas cookies.

>>Happiness is keeping cookies and milk for Santa.

>>The greatest gift of all is to spend Christmas with those you love.


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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Funny christmas wishes

Funny Christmas wishes

>>Christmas shopping is awesome, only when it is for you.

>>My letter to Santa this year asked for YOU! So don’t be surprised when he comes through your window and puts you in a sack!

>>Hasn't Santa ever heard of Diet Coke and the treadmill?


>>Your smile is contagious, pass it on to everyone around. Make everyone happy all along! Merry Christmas!


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>>May Santa and his elves bring you bundles of joy and the Yuletide cheer!


>>Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and to your family!


>>I hate Santa! He reminds me of the men who come for 10 minutes, do their thing and disappear for the remaining 364 days!


>>Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and all your cash suddenly disappears.


>>You are all that I want this Christmas! No actually, I wouldn't mind a car, diamonds and some cash too!


>>Christmas is one day when girls get to kiss boys to wish them without being called a slut!


>>The one thing that no one wants to find in the stocking on the Christmas morning, is a key to their own car. Spread the fun and spirit. Merry Christmas.


>>It's 25th December! May God bless you and your loved ones the whole year round! Have a Joyous Christmas!


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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Christmas Stories

Christmas-Stories

Christmas Stories

Lots of dreams in her eyes


Everything was going smooth and I had planned a big surprise for Christmas. But, destiny had other plans and I lost my job two months before Christmas. My little girl had many dreams in her eyes last Christmas. She is my ten-year-old daughter; I wanted the best for her as well. I did not wanted to break her heart so I told her that I would get whatever she wanted for Christmas despite of my financial crunch. I had full faith in God that something better would turn up. That day she was quiet and she just smiled at me. The next day I got a letter kept under my pillow and it read, "Mom it's ok if you cannot plan a Christmas surprise for me. It is ok if you cannot gift something special to me. It is ok if you cannot give me what you thought of. Just wrap my old toys and keep them under the tree this Christmas. What matters is the love that I can see you have for me. All the memories we will make on Christmas would be valuable for me. Your love is enough Mom." I was stunned after reading the letter and tears of joy flowed down my cheeks. My little one has grown so big; last year's Christmas was surely the best for me. Christmas is surely the best time of the year.

Santa in the wonderland


I had lost my hopes of finding true Santa in life. I had a perception that Santa is indeed real and he comes from the chimney to give us gifts. I always wondered that would I ever get gifts on my roof. If I did, then Santa is real. I was always in my dream world and that is the reason my Mom thought that it would be perfect to surprise me with something unexpected. My Mom thought that since I love Santa so much she would do something for me. A day before Christmas two years back, something happened and I was so happy. There was a Christmas gift for me on my roof. I was so overwhelmed, that I could not believe that Santa came and left a wonderful gift for me. I ran to my Mom and told her that I saw a gift on the roof. Mom was equally amazed and she hugged me. I got my favorite doll. But, I had a question in my mind, how Santa knew that I wanted this doll? It was my sister who later told me that Mom had left the gift on the roof for me. She made me believed that Santa is for real. I thought of confronting my Mom on the same but I could not as she was the one who bought a smile on my face that Christmas. Till date, she is not aware that I knew who kept that gift. But, it's ok as she wanted to bring a smile on my face. I still remember that Christmas memory. Christmas is surely a magical time!

He hugged me so tight


He was so happy that tears started flowing down his cheeks and he hugged me so tightly. I am talking about an old man who used to sleep near our house for years. Mom told me not to talk to him, as he is mentally unstable. Dad told me that he treats kids badly so I should just stay away from him. He was scary for all my friends and they used to run away seeing him. There was something so endearing about that old man and I wanted to know what his life story is. Though, I was also scared to approach him. Last Christmas, I thought of distributing Christmas goodies to poor people as a random act of kindness. So, I also went to that old man and gave him some sweets. I asked him why he stayed this way and why he looked so scary. He poured his heart out to me and told me that he lost his family in a car accident. He had to sell his property because there was no one to support him in his tough time. Eventually, he was left with none and had to beg on streets for food and money. And, he got tired of life and gave up on everything thus this condition. It was sad to hear his life story and I told him that he could call me his son. I told him that I would take him to an old age home as well where he would have a better life. He hugged me and blessed me, I still remember last year's Christmas.


Taking the time out for me


I still remember the surprise I got last year from my parents on Christmas Eve. I study at a far away university and often feel lonely without my family. I remember that I had called up my parents a week before Christmas to ask them about their Christmas plans. My Mom told me that she is busy with her meeting and Dad told that he is going out of town. I thought that my parents do not have time for me. When was the last time I saw them? When was the last time they came to my university to meet me? When was the last time I got a Christmas surprise from them? It was on the Christmas Eve; I got the news that my parents have come down to meet me. I was so surprised that I hardly reacted actually I was so happy with the surprise. My parents came along at my place and hugged me tightly. They bought so many gifts for me as well. When I asked them that weren't they busy on Christmas? They told that they wanted to surprise me and see a smile on my face. I still remember that moment and I will cherish that moment for a lifetime. My parents love me so much and I am surely lucky. That was the best Christmas ever!

A time together with her


I have always been unlucky in life as I never got to spend time with my mother. Oh, by the way, I have five sisters and I am the fourth one. With such a big family, I always had to get that kind of attention from Mom. It was not as if she did not love me enough but still, I being an emotional person wanted to spend some time alone on Christmas with Mom. Well, I knew that was not possible with a big family and so I did not say anything to mom. Spending a good ten minutes with mom was impossible. We always celebrate Christmas at our cousin aunt's place. But, last year something unusual happened. I got fever and I was advised bed rest by my doctor. Mom told that she would stay back to take care of me. That was the biggest moment of happiness though I was sick. I finally got to spend some time with my mom and that too on the Christmas Eve. My Mom sang wonderful carols for me and also got me a small gift. That really melted my heart and I told her that she is the best Mom in the whole world. It was indeed a special Christmas Eve for me.

I believed in Santa


I always believed that Santa is there and everything about Santa is true. My Mom told me that start writing letters to Santa and see if you get a reply. I was a kid five years back so was not aware of anything. As an innocent child, I wrote letters to Santa and used to put them in a post box near my house. You know what; I always got a reply back from the letters I wrote. I know you must be amazed to hear that. You might be thinking that is Santa for real. You might be thinking, did he really reply? Well, then answer is yes he did reply but the real Santa was my Dad. Every time I posted a letter, my Dad used to get that letter and he replied me back with another one. This I got to know one day when I was out playing with my friends. So, my Dad was my Santa, but so what I am happy that he did so much for me. My Dad is also my angel because through the letters he taught me many things about life being a Santa. I am happy that I got to talk to my Santa who is my Dad. I think I believe in Santa and also believe in the spirit of Christmas, do you?


An angel in disguise


We had lost all hopes of celebrating Christmas last year as my Dad had lost his job. My Mom also ran out of money because of household financial expenses. I had savings but that was not enough for us to make our Christmas memorable. Least we thought would be going to church and lightening a candle. No gifts and no elaborate expenses was our way of Christmas celebration last year. I was really disheartened about the situation as I thought that Christmas comes once a year and we should celebrate it with a little bit of cheer. A distant uncle came to visit our house two days before Christmas and came to know about our plight. He was good to us and motivated me that everything will be all right in due course of time. Suddenly on Christmas Eve, our doorbell rang and someone gave us an envelope that was full of cash. It was from the uncle who had visited two days back. It had a letter, which read, "I am not giving this money to you as a charity, but as a loan. Please go ahead and celebrate Christmas with the same joy in your heart. Return me the money once you have it and it will make me happy." Suddenly there was a spark on my face and my Mom and Dad accepted the money with joy. Last year, there was an angel who I call my distant uncle. I will never forget him and that Christmas celebration. After six months, we did return him the money :)

She is back this year


I am too excited for this Christmas as I have many things to share. I am waiting for that special someone to come and hug me tight. I am waiting for that special someone to come and talk to me. It's been four years since I last saw her. She is my best friend and she left on Christmas Eve. She was all I had in life, I being an introvert never spoke to anyone. She was my best friend in school and she understood me like no one can ever do in life. I lost all hopes of meeting her as her father got posted at a faraway place. Today after the long wait of four years, she is finally here and I cannot wait to see her. This Christmas is going to be the best one for me. I finally met her and had tears of joy seeing her after such a long time. I talked to her like there is no tomorrow. We kept talking the whole night because we wanted to make up for the loss of four years of not being together. She is going to stay here now and I am so happy. I have my friend along to celebrate Christmas and do things that I love doing. Indeed this year's Christmas is the best for me.


I had planned so many things


Everything was good until I received a dreadful news last Christmas Eve. I had planned so many things with my family and friends. The news just shook me to no end. I lost my Grandfather as he suffered a major cardiac arrest. My Grandfather was really close to me and I looked up to him for small things in life. I had planned a big celebration and I had bought a special gift for him as well. Last Christmas Eve, as I was ready with my gifts and preparations, I was dancing to some Christmas tunes. My Granddad and Grand mom were supposed to reach at 8 in the evening. At 7.30, I got a call that my Grandfather is no more. I was so shocked that I hardly reacted...there were tears in my eyes on Christmas Eve. Christmas is here this year too but my Grandfather is not with me. I am missing him so much. I am missing the hugs he used to give me. Christmas will never be the same without him. I am really sad today but also happy that he gave me so many memories for life. I pray that he stays in heavenly peace forever, I miss you my Grandpa on this Christmas day.


My quest for a Christmas gift!


What is my quest for a perfect Christmas gift I asked myself? I have everything that I can buy in life. I have all the gadgets and expensive things. I have the latest car and I have a wonderful family. So, what can be the perfect gift I thought to myself? For days, I have been searching for this answer but I am clueless. One day I thought let me just go out for a walk and see if I can get any idea about the perfect Christmas gift. As I walked down the lane, I saw a person distributing sweets to the poor and I thought so noble of him to do that. I walked passed a park and saw an old couple hugging and greeting each other Merry Christmas. That sight just bought a smile on my face. Once I reached the main street I saw a singer singing a Christmas song for a crowd, and that too made me smile. I reached home and realized that it is not expensive gifts that are a part of Christmas celebrations. But, it is the gestures and things you do for others that bring a smile to your face. I got my perfect Christmas gift. The joy of giving happiness to someone you love or a stranger is the perfect Christmas gift. This year my Christmas will be a lot more meaningful. I have realized that the true value of love is giving happiness and making others smile. That is my ideal gift too. Christmas is all about love and happiness.





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Christmas Wishes for Girlfriend


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Christmas Wishes for Girl Friend

>>One thing is sure that my love will not change It will stay this way forever This Christmas I want to assure you That you will remain, mine my dear You stay in my heart And, that is your special place forever Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


>>Merry Christmas and things along You know you are my pretty song Baby I am in love with you I do not know from when I knew Baby I know that you are mine And things will not go beyond my love That is a promise to you Stay as you are my love!


>>This Christmas I want to tell you That you are the best thing happened To me my dear, This Christmas I want to tell you That thing will not ever change the way I could be along with you You have my heart and it will stay forever This way in my life Baby I love you so much Merry Christmas to you!


>>Baby you have changed my life, Baby you have changed the way I used to think about love along I know that you are truly mine      To me you truly belong, Baby I will love you forever Wishing you merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


>>This is the best time to tell you That you mean so much to me It's the best time to tell you That you stay in my heart pretty It's the best time to tell you That my love will never change I will love you along forever my love Wishing you Merry Christmas! And a happy New year!


>>Things will not change I know for sure But one thing I know for sure, That you are and will remain in my life You are a reason why I survive Baby I love you so much So loving is your touch I am so in love with you Wishing Merry Christmas to you!


>>Look back and realize that No one has ever loved you So much as I do from my heart Look back and see that I have Been special and your part This feeling shall never change This feeling will remain with time Baby you are all mine Wishing you Merry Christmas! And a happy new year!


>>Your love has made me strong, To you my love I truly belong Your love has given me a reason to stay For all the way and all along Baby don't change this way Because I am longing for your love Each day, Wishing you Merry Christmas Lots of love your way!


>>No one is as lovely as you are No one is as pretty as you are You are like that topper and star That sparkles on the Christmas tree Stay as you are with that shine So lucky that you are all mine Merry Christmas my lady love!


>>I do not want any gifts in life I do not have anything special my love I just want to be with you I want to hold you tight And tell you that I will love you forever Merry Christmas my dear You bring along that cheer!


>>What if we cannot see each other this Christmas? Sweetheart you always stay in my heart, Though apart, Still I miss you and I love you a lot From a true thought Wish you Merry Christmas!


>>Sharing my life with you, Sharing my love, Let me renew the bond we share, On this cheerful spirit of Christmas Thanks for being there sweetheart, Wish you Merry Christmas!


>>Christmas is special to me, Because I get to celebrate with someone very special, in my life, Someone whose close to my heart it's you my girl, Wish you Merry Christmas!


>>Love is as pure as life, And, Christmas makes it purest, I love you so much, You mean a lot to me, Merry Christmas my girl!


>>I am sending you lots of love, And all the care, Because I know that you see, You are always there, When I need you, Merry Christmas my girl!


>>You captured my heart and soul, You play the most important role, You rule my world, On this special day, I would like to say, That I love you, Merry Christmas!


>>You are the most special person in my life, And, on this most special occasion, I would like to say, That you mean the world to me, Merry Christmas my dear!


>>Thanks for being there, Thanks for all the love and care, Thanks for everything you do, You make me feel good and new, Merry Christmas to you, I love you!


>>I don't want anything for Christmas this year, Because I already have a wonderful gift in my life, That is you my dear, This season you are my only cheer, Merry Christmas girl!


>>You stay in my heart, You are in my soul, You have the most important role, In my life, Merry Christmas my girl, Stay blessed this season!


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