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  posted on 12/16/2011 at 09:46 PM
As one that has experienced the trauma of an unwanted divorce - I always say a silent prayer for the guys and gals that don't share Christmas morning with their children.

[Edited on 12/17/2011 by Peachstatedawg]

 

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  posted on 12/16/2011 at 10:52 PM
I'm with you Peachstatedawg. I've been married and divorced twice. I was just thinking about all the poor folks that are going through their own private hell during the holidays as I was leaving work today. If anyone ever needs someone to talk to or needs advice (just not on marriage...I'm not too good at that) I'm there for you.

Looking forward to a great Xmas with the kids this year and my girlfriend of 2 and half years.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2011 at 06:56 AM
This is my first Christmas on my own after been with my wife for 30 years(she decided that she wanted to be on her own).OK if I keep busy but not looking foward to the Holidays.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2011 at 09:04 PM
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This is my first Christmas on my own after been with my wife for 30 years(she decided that she wanted to be on her own).OK if I keep busy but not looking foward to the Holidays.



Similar situation to you Darren. 26 years for me. Can only say it does it easier as time passes. Tis will be my 5th.

 

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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 11:20 AM
It's been seventeen years since fate took a son, it's been seven years since fate came back to do it again. Yes I went to the wilderness for a long time. The creature often seen here was not me, but an embattled angry scared man hiding behind walls of impenetrable rock. Christmas was for the fools and the lucky and the day itself was my new tradition of a bottle of Irish Cream to drink myself all day. The holiday was something to scorn, a commercial drama brainwashed on the masses.

Thank Creator this year has brought new winds to my life. For the first time ever single, I am putting up some modest decorations tonight. I am enjoying this holiday being a bellringer three times this week after my first ever amazingly fun, fun, fun first time last week. I feel nothing but love around me in all the people I see. There is an undercurrent of something where people let go, and some childlike spirit of their own comes to light. The holidays do have a magic. I am never going to be a blackheart again especially at the holidays. I refuse. Done.

It is fitting I post this in this thread. I had an experience last night. For me it was profound and almost a flash of a truth of life. I was standing at a busy streetcorner here in town, waiting for the green light to cross. This is what I felt come to me:

Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.

 

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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 12:06 PM
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Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.


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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 03:09 PM
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This is my first Christmas on my own after been with my wife for 30 years(she decided that she wanted to be on her own).OK if I keep busy but not looking foward to the Holidays.



Similar situation to you Darren. 26 years for me. Can only say it does it easier as time passes. Tis will be my 5th.


I sure hope so

 

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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 04:31 PM
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Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.


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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 07:14 PM
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Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.


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Some of the very best words I have ever read on this site, peace to you brother.... and to all those walking the lonley road remember just around every curve their just might be a pleasant surprise.. just keep your head in the wind and keep them feets a movin...

[Edited on 12/21/2011 by Rydethwind]

 

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  posted on 12/20/2011 at 10:30 PM
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Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.


Knocked it out of the park ! This is some good medicine, thanks. The people here never fail to amaze me. Merry Christmas to all !

 

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  posted on 12/22/2011 at 05:41 PM
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Once you deem yourself worthy of accepting love unconditionally, in all it's forms from all who willingly give it, it then can enter inside you. Once you allow the love to come in, it finds a home and resides in you. As you continue to live this way, love will fill you as money in a bank, love in your soul. In time it will become you. It will radiate from you. It will draw people to you, and you will get more love. And at some point there just is no room for the dark, the negative, the self killing, and you will be a Creature of Creator, with a surplus of love to share with all. It really is that simple.


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  posted on 12/22/2011 at 09:29 PM
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This is my first Christmas on my own after been with my wife for 30 years(she decided that she wanted to be on her own).OK if I keep busy but not looking foward to the Holidays.


Similar situation to you Darren. 26 years for me. Can only say it does it easier as time passes. Tis will be my 5th.


I sure hope so


Brother in arms here. Married 11 years to my best friend. This is Christmas #6 since. It does get easier. I've gotten to experience some amazing things in life that were opened up by something I didn't want.

I will say that finding people to serve over the holidays was a big help to keep my sanity. It helped me to come to the realization (by repeating the same prayer) that I'm a flawed human and others are too...so it became easier to cut them some slack. I prayed repeatedly to not be angry, but instead to serve...even toward the one I'm hurt/rejected/disappointed by. I have kiddos so it was critical for them to only hear positive things about their other parent.

I will keep y'all in my thoughts & prayers.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2011 at 03:13 PM
I have a friend. She was my girlfriend for a long time, then we broke up but stayed in touch. This past September her 28 year old son died. She's been devastated. Absolutely crushed. I talked to her just minutes ago. She's not doing very well, as one can either imagine or has experienced. If you're so inclined, send a prayer for my friend.

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  posted on 12/24/2011 at 11:20 PM

I want to post on this another day...pretty tired and I need to get to Midnight Mass.

Please all take care.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 12:12 AM
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I want to post on this another day...pretty tired and I need to get to Midnight Mass.

Please all take care.



Good for you; go to mass if you can.

I was angry at God, the chuch, and the bible. I had lived my life by according what I thought God taught me, as best I knew. I Loved my ex-wife.

Has taken me 5 years to relalized that regardless of what I did, all souls are free moral agents.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 12:50 AM
I have seen things to bring shame, tears, and sorrow to anybody in my life. What Bird72 says is what makes a person smile. If it diidn't.....well you might as well just give up.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 09:18 AM
Inspiring words in this thread for sure, on this most inspiring day.

Thanks Danny for starting this thread.

Thanks bird for your sentiments and you too Tim, nice, nice.

 

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