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The meaning of Christmas (this is not a religious thread)

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posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 08:31 AM
OK I just had a conversation with my mother-in-law she lives in South Africa and has been invited to spend Xmas in Canada with my bro in law.
My mum in law known as of now mil is worried she will be embarrassed as the cost of living in Canada is so relatively high.
I was unemployed for a while and just about managed to scrape together enough for a few cards. I was embarrassed. I seriously thought about avoiding my family for Xmas period, my dad called and asked if I could afford the fuel to be with them, I couldn't, he just said don't worry son the important thing is you're with us.
So is the meaning of Xmas presents or love ?
For me love wins out everytime.
So to those of us fortunate enough to buy gifts enjoy the giving. For those of us that recieve be grateful. For those of us that can't 'afford' Xmas enjoy the love. For those of us that will be lonely and cold we can't cover every lonely soul in the universe but rest assured we're doing our damndest to reach you.

posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 08:51 AM
Love and some time to be with the ones you love....that's what it means to me.

posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 09:29 AM
reply to post by cody599

the commercialism of Christmas
sucks the spirit away

non the less
it is always better to give
Love to family, friends, and strangers

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