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    Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    True Meaning Tuesday

    It's time for me to make a confession. This is hard fought because it practically goes against my DNA code.

    I DON'T LIKE CHRISTMAS

    I know! How can it be! But it's true. I don't like feeling torn in so many directions, and I don't like "settling" for the perfect gift to give some one I may not know very well.

    I do love the spirit of Christmas. I love the lights, and the snow, and the food, and the food, and the food. But I especially love the stories of Christmas. You know the ones, the ones when you hear it, you start to get all goose pimply, and your eyes well up (or in my case, sweat) just a little. The ones that make your heart feel good, and your faith in humanity is restored. These stories can come in many forms. Children's books, short stories, family history stories, or songs. (Christmas Shoes, anyone?) But if we're lucky, or very observant, we may be privy to one of these stories in the making.

    So this year, I'm starting True Meaning Tuesday. The Tuesday part is insignificant, mostly it just sounds good with the True part. Feel free to participate on your own blog. I will be telling one of these stories each Tuesday. Some will come from me, some from other people you may or may not know, and some will come from other sources such as published stories and such. My hope is that through this act of seeing the True Meaning of the Christmas season each week, my eyes will be opened to the miracles of the season that are happening around me. Thus making the necessities of this Holiday more bearable.

    So stay tuned for your first dose of True Meaning Tuesday. And enjoy the Holiday season.

    8 Response(s):

    Kathie said...

    What a great idea. I'm starting to write mine.

    *MARY* said...

    That's such a good idea. I'll now look forward to Tuesdays for reasons other than watching The Biggest Loser.

    nikkipicky said...

    What a great idea. I will try to locate just such stories...from my mind or someone elses.

    I suddenly feel excited! :)

    Jill Johnson said...

    I forgot about your sweating eyes! I giggled out loud for a second. Gracie thought I was funny.

    I'm in.

    Kelli said...

    Good Job. I can't wait for your stories because I am sick of the craziness too. I am trying to get my shopping done now so I can enjoy December. See you in a few days... yeah!

    amy k said...

    There is a book that we read last year that you would love. It is called "This is the Season" -beloved of the year.-

    I love the story and how it expresses the present "exchanging". It's our way that we do it now.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to Tuesday's too.

    grannybabs said...

    I am forever collecting Christmas stories - but each year I forget where I have filed them - I have far too many places where I keep files!!

    Now I can just go to your blog!

    Shar said...

    I'm so glad to hear someone else think the same thing. I don't love Christmas either. But, I'm getting a little better each year. Probably because I like to watch my little boy be excited.