Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Stolen Joy…

As we drove down Market Street, in Philadelphia I asked my husband John, “Do you see any signs that we are in the holiday season?” He looked around as we drove past one Drexel University building after another and he said no, not one.

University of Pennsylvania had nothing, 30th Street Station, not a tree in sight.  City Hall did not have one decoration hanging. Not a menorah, wreath, Happy Kwanza, Blessed Solstice just nothing.

It has been disappearing a little more each year but it hasn’t been this noticeable to me until this year.

Philly skyline

I was excited and looking forward to driving into the city with John for his cousin’s wedding. It was a late afternoon service and the reception didn’t start until five-o’clock. We hadn’t been in the city at nighttime, together for ages and we looked forward to the people, the bustle, the traffic and the lights.

Those Holiday lights that add sparkle to a city that is trying to rebound from hard times. Shoppers that are breathing winds of hope and renewing the faith of struggling shop owners. The smiles on everyone’s face’s because it is impossible not to feel happy when you are caught up in such festive beauty, or is it?

Christmas 2013

If Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Merry Kwanza or Happy Solstice upsets you I feel sorry for you because you are miserable and unhappy. I worry about what mental health issue has caused you to be so offended by another person’s happiness and I am also angry with you.

More than that I am angry with myself because you and your rights have stolen my rights and with them my joy and I let you do it.

 

 

US Airways employees need sensitivity training but I don’t believe…

 

I do not believe in sensitivity training, it was that bad…

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Christmas Kindness …

 

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Someone asked me recently if I had a favorite Christmas kindness memory.  I have many but the first one that came to mind happened, almost thirty-years ago.

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Depressed dogs, Hell on Wheels, My First Time (did I really say that?)

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Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, “Heard” items, and other small gems (hint: a notebook is helpful 🙂 and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Then leave a link to your Friday Fragments post with Linky Tools and link back to Mrs.4444 [our lovely host who is empty nesting this week] my main page in your post (please)…

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Friday Fragment Time and another Miracle…

I woke up Wednesday thinking it was Friday and have not been right since. Hopefully I have it right today and hopefully the world did not end yet, because I still have a lot to do starting with Friday Fragments. What is that you ask? All you need to know you can find out over at Mrs. 4444. Join us its easy and fun, I promise…

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