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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:06 am

Christmas Revelations

You know, I’ve said it for years, but it’s not until this morning that I knew what it truly meant. “Christmas is not about the presents, but the feeling and family�. I am just now realizing how true it is. I’ve been awake for three hours so far and I have no desire to wake up my sister so that we can open up our presents. I really could careless what I got. In all honesty, I’m just excited about getting to spend some time with my family. It makes me really upset that Uncle Kevin isn’t going to make it this year, he’s always the highlight. I am sure that it will be just as fantastic without him though.

Today, I realize that Christmas really is a feeling. I can feel it deep inside of me. The excitement of others brewing. The only thing that I really want this year, is for everyone around me to be happy. If I would be able to see a smile on all of my friends faces my day would be perfect.

There is only one more thing I would ask for this year, and that would be for snow. Snow completes the Christmas feeling. This is the first time in five years that it hasn’t snowed on Christmas. That would really make my day, and I know it would brighten Dave’s as well.

I wish I could just go outside and have a coffee and a cigarette on the back porch in the snow. I would smile and think of everyone that means something to me. Wonderful, that’s what it would be. That dream is nothing without snow.

Anyways, I just hope that my sister stays happy for the day and doesn’t get into an attitude while we are at Aunt Wendy’s. That’s not what Christmas is about. It’s about showing the people you love that you love them by spending time with them. Not material possessions.

Anyways, I think it’s time to finish watching A Christmas Story for the second and a half time. Cheers everyone, and a very merry Christmas.


I wrote this this morning sitting in front of all the presents watching a movie, while petting my cat. It was the first year that I had no desire to open any of them so I wrote.

I am not really sure why I'm posting this up here, maybe I hope that it will make one of you smile, but whatever it brings I just want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, because like it or not, over the last year or so you have all become friends of mine. So enjoy yourselves, and tell someone close to them that you love them, remind a friend how much they mean to you, or just give someone a hug. After all, that's what Christmas is all about.

Rob "Gabriel Faile" Kidd.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby HAL on Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:09 am

I am sure you could. Perhaps it would. What is stopping you?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lord Saladin on Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:47 pm

Thank you, Rob, as you hoped, your post did put a smile on my face, and, as much as it sounds daft, a warm feeling in my heart.

Unfortunately, the year has been a bad one for me, financially, and both sets of my parents (Dad and Step-Mum, Mum and Step-Dad) helped me out financially so that I could keep a roof over my head. As neither are particularly well off, this Christmas I knew I would get no presents because of the help I received, as they wouldn't be able to afford it.

For reasons apart from this, I wasn't really looking forward to Christmas this year. And sat at home last night, on Christmas Eve, on my computer, and this morning, awaiting being piicked up by my Dad, I felt somewhat lonely, wishing that someone was around as I sat in my cold, damp bedsit.

Then, this morning, as I phoned various members of my family and friends, I started to feel a lot better. Phoning my closest friend first, I spoke to her, and as she wished me a Merry Christmas, I heard the the genuine wish in her voice. Then, phoning my Mum, I was greeted by my younger brother. Now, me and him don't get on at all, but as we spoke, he was considerably civil, which is unusual for us.

Then, phoning another friend, and hearing her excited voice due to the fact I had phoned, a huge smile adorned my face. It felt good to know that my efforts were appreciated. Not for some ego enhancing purpose, but the fact that knowing people who aren't always happy, were made so by my call, and as I cafe for those people, and knowing that they are happy, makes me happy also.

Anyway, I am now sat at home once more, alone. But, after spending a day with my Dad and Step-Mum, I am somewhat content. Although nothing special happened - we just sat and watched television. But the feeling of being together was great. It has been so long since we have.

And tomorrow, I am looking forward to see my sister and brother-in-law. And then, seeing my Mum and Step-Dad. Along with that I will also get to see one of the most precious things in my life - my baby brother.

And regardless of the fact I received no presents at all, I feel this Christmas has been a good one, and will continue to be.

So, once more, thank you Rob, and I hope all goes well for you today and that your sister doesn't have a mood when you see your Aunt Wendy.

And to everyone, have a brilliant Christmas!

Peace out guys!

Please tell me now what life is, Please tell me now what love is... Again, tell me what life is.

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