Friday, December 05, 2008

Tips For Triumphant Living -- Make Time For Fun

Having fun with family and friends is vital to good emotional and spiritual health. I love to play games, tell stories, share memories and watch an old favorite movie with someone I love. With our economy in the tank and all the other stresses of life, especially at this time of year, it’s easy to get down in the doldrums. So I’m prescribing one fun remedy.

Yesterday I received the following over the internet. I participated and have received lots of replies. I’ve loved hearing from my friends and family and so I’ve decided to share this with you. Maybe you'd like to include it as one of your Christmas entertainments this year. Hope you’ll find someone to send it to. The answers for these questions are mine.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!

Just copy this entire message and paste into a new e-mail. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you......Tis the Season to have fun!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? . . . Both

2. Real tree or Artificial? . . . Real

3. When do you put up the tree? . . . Usually mid-December.

4. When do you take it down? . . . On New Year’s day.

5. Do you like eggnog? . . . No way!

6. Your 2 Favorite gifts received as a child for Christmas? . . . A stick horse that I rode all over our neighborhood. (man how times have changed). And a beautiful Barbie in a brand new case with gorgeous dresses my mother had made.

7. Hardest person to buy for? . . . My stepfather. (What do you get the man who has everything?)

8. Easiest person to buy for? . . . Olivia, my granddaughter. She loves anything girly.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? . . . Yes.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? . . . Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift. . . . One year my husband and I didn’t have money for gifts, but I badly needed a new broom. And so when I got up on Christmas morning what did I find under the tree? A beautiful new broom with a red ribbon tied around it.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? . . . “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a must on Christmas Eve and I always watch “Little Women”.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? . . . Usually the first week in December.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? . . . No way!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? . . . Fudge. I start getting the craving sometime late in November. And 2nd favorite is date cookies.

16. Top 2 Favorite Christmas songs? . . . O Holy Night and The Little Drummer Boy.

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? . . . Prefer staying home.

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? . . . Of course.

19. Angel on the tree top or a star? . . . We’ve had lots of tree-toppers. For years it was a cute white bear hugging a package, but now days its an angel.

20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas? . . . Christmas morning.

21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? . . . Bah humbug people.

22. Favorite ornament theme or color? . . . I love all the colors of Christmas, but my favorite theme is home spun.

23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? . . . I never get tired of turkey, but often we have ham.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? . . . I’m craving more time with God. I long to experience Him in new and fresh ways and to better comprehend His great love.

25. Who is most likely to respond to this? I picked my sister, Myrn, and she did respond.

Grace and peace to you from God.


I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and share your Christmas traditions and memories.

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