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Originally posted by Manhater
I used to always spend it alone. To me, X-mas is just another day.
But, now, I have to accommodate for my niece.
Cheer up. Look at this way, least you got to save money.
Now, I did take the dog to pet smart to go on a x-mas shopping spree.edit on 25-12-2011 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by linkshot1000
Six months ago I got drunk, got into a fight, got locked up, lost my wife and my kids, had to relocate losing my job. Today I spent christmas alone counting my sorrows and whinging about why all this could of happened. Without one card or present I tried to kill the sadness deciding to go through some of my old things from my previous life when I cleaned an old pot my Father owned. I looked inside for the first time in 20 years when I found a very black dirty ring with a large yellow stone. I decided to clean the ring to see if it was anything worth cleaning and it began to shine I then realised as it got brighter and brighter it was my Grandfathers signet ring which he wore when I was a child. I was overwhelmed with joy and realised that how ever low you can feel there is always a way to change our situation. I chose to clean an old pot to kill my pain and lonelyness and from that I have a new reason to pull my socks up and push forward with a positive energy within me. I know that when we feel alone there are still people watching over us, willing us to change our attitude and situation, regaining our strength to continue. On this Chirstmas day will become the first day of my new life. That is the spirit of Christmas. Peace and god bless you all.