MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By Anonymous on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 05:57 am:

25 Ways we are different this Christmas!

*1. Last Christmas we were thinking about all the things we didn't have;
this Christmas we are thinking about all the things we do have.

*2. Last Christmas we were placing wreaths on the doors of our homes;
this Christmas we are placing wreaths on the graves of our heroes.

*3. Last Christmas we were letting our children play with toy guns; this
Christmas we are teaching them that guns are not toys.

*4. Last Christmas we were counting our money; this Christmas we are
counting our blessings.

*5. Last Christmas we paid lip service to the real meaning of the
holidays; this Christmas we are paying homage to the Real Meaning.

*6. Last Christmas we were lighting candles to decorate; this Christmas
we are lighting candles to commemorate.

*7. Last Christmas we were digging deep into our bank accounts to find
money to fly home for the holidays; this Christmas we are digging deep
into our souls to find courage to do so.

*8. Last Christmas we were trying not to let annoying relatives get the
best of us; this Christmas we are trying to give the best of ourselves to
them.

*9. Last Christmas we thought it was enough to celebrate the holidays;
this Christmas we know we must also find ways to consecrate them.

*10. Last Christmas we thought a man who could rush down a football
field was a hero; this Christmas we know that a man who rushes into a
burning building is the real one.

*11. Last Christmas we were thinking about the madness of the holidays;
this Christmas we are thinking about the meaning of them.

*12. Last Christmas we were getting on one another's nerves; this
Christmas we are getting on our knees.

*13. Last Christmas we were giving thanks for gifts from stores; this
Christmas we are giving thanks for gifts from God.

*14. Last Christmas we were wondering how to give our children all the
things that money can buy-- the hottest toys, the latest fashions, the
newest gadgets; this Christmas we are wondering how to give them all the
things it can't buy --a sense of security...safety.... peace.

*15. Last Christmas we were thinking about all the pressure we are under
at the office; this Christmas we are thinking about the people that no
longer have an office to go to.

*16. Last Christmas we were singing carols; this Christmas we are also
singing anthems.

*17. Last Christmas we were thinking how good it would feel to be
affluent; this Christmas we are thinking how good it feels to be alive.

*18. Last Christmas we thought angels were in heaven; this Christmas we
know there are many here on earth.

*19. Last Christmas we were contemplating all the changes we wanted to
make in the New Year; this Christmas we are contemplating all the changes we
will have to make in this new reality.

*20. Last Christmas we believed in the power of the pocketbook; this
Christmas we believe in the power of prayer.

*21. Last Christmas we were sharing/spreading/listening to gossip; this
Christmas we are sharing/spreading/listening to the Gospel.

*22. Last Christmas we were complaining about how much of our earnings
went to pay taxes; this Christmas we comprehend that freedom isn't free.

*23. Last Christmas we valued things that were costly; this Christmas we
value things that are holy.

*24. Last Christmas the people we idolized wore football, basketball and
baseball uniforms; this Christmas the people we idolize wear police,
firefighter, and military uniforms.

*25. Last Christmas "Peace on Earth" is something we prayed for on
Sunday mornings; now it is something we pray for many times every day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By boomersint on Tuesday, December 25, 2001 - 07:43 am:

MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY, HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!

http://boomersint.org/holidays2.htm

PEACE, LOVE AND LIGHT,
Boomers International & THE Boomers GANG!!!!!


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