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A Christmas Gift!

andreae
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Joined: Sep 2003

Hi all!

Belated Merry Christmas!!! Yeah! I looovvveee Christmas. I hope everyone had a fabulous day surrounded by love, eggnog, laughter, and eggnog (you gotta admit, eggnog is awesome!)... I hope Santa was good to everyone. You are certainly ALL on my Christmas wish list. For each and everyone one of you, survivors and caregivers, I wish for peace, love, joy, happiness, laughter, friendship, faith, hope and good health. It's a tall order, but I'm sure he'll deliver. I got this really cool book from one of my girlfriends and I thought I would relay an excerpt.

The Strength of the Human Spirit

Dreams come true because someone believes they can, and without thought of failure, they risk everything they have within them.
Hopes are always renewed because someone won't give up, and they don't allow the risks involved to keep them from taking a chance.
Wishes that seem so impossible can be wished for anyway, and they will come into reality because of simple faith.
Faith is the one thing in life that can take you through any pain, relieve any worry or sorrow and keep you believing in the joys of tomorrow.
Faith is the ability to believe in the idea that good will eventually come from the worst possible situation, pain or disillusionment.
It carries us through bad times with a deep sense of security and strength, and the knowledge that whatever might come, we possess the ability to overcome any obstacle, overlook obvious discouragements, and keep on trying through any disappointment.
Faith is the one thing in life that you'll always need, because the strength you possess... is the strength of the human spirit.

-Regina Hill

I am becoming such a sap in my old age. But it touched me so I wanted to share it with all of you.

Hope you are enjoying yourselves... We all deserve it!

Lots of love,
Andrea

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goldfinch
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Joined: Oct 2003

just what i needed...thanks andrea!
Mary

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jsabol
Posts: 1156
Joined: Dec 2003

Belated Merry Christmas to you, too...and a wonderful New Year. Great to hear from you and thanks for sharing those very touching words. Regards, Judy

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spongebob
Posts: 2600
Joined: Apr 2003

Andrea -

WOW... That was really touching. I have copied that to a word document to keep. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a great holiday season - filled with much happiness, health and... eggnog.

Love ya

- SB

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Kanort
Posts: 1275
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Andrea,

Happy Holidays!

Thanks for sharing the inspirational message. I, too, have copied it.

Wishing you health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.

Love,

Kay

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kangatoo
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Joined: Feb 2004

I thought I was the king of sap Andrea--well, for a guy anyway, although some call it sensitivity in my case.
Lovely verse Andrea--thanks for sharing!
You wanna raise your status to the queen of sap now?
Hope you had a great xmas and our very best for 2005--lets hope with faith we all have a better year.
luv n huggs, kanga n Jen

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kerry
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Joined: Jan 2003

Andrea,

What a lovely passage. Made me weepy with joy. I too love Christmas .....especially the eggnog, unfortunately this year I am drinking it straight!

Have a wonderful healthy and happy new year. 2005 has to be better!!

Kerry

nbalantac
Posts: 29
Joined: Nov 2002

Andrea,

Thanks for sharing!. I need all the armour I could get, and this will be put to use in time of battle of both mind and physical.

Here's to a HEALTHY 2005 and beyond!,

Noel

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