Christmas, Chanukah HolidaY Spirit: Don’t Lose It

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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

Or….cake. Heh.eat-smile.gif

Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.

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50 Responses to “Christmas, Chanukah HolidaY Spirit: Don’t Lose It”

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  2. joe says:

    Angel, what is your address? I’m tired of seeing all the delicious food(especially pastries) on your blog and all I can do is sit here and drool. I’m coming down for a few samples!!

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  4. Kevin says:

    Your desserts look a heck of a lot tastier than ours! Oreo cookies just aren’t very pretty, I guess.

  5. Katie says:

    It is not stress that will destroy your holiday but an overdose of Latkies that will do it.

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  7. Jeff Watts says:

    The extra pounds those goodies will create will cause the most stress for me :)

  8. MK says:

    Delicious looking collection you got there Angel, i’ll take one of each. :)

  9. Ogre says:

    I like cookies! :)

  10. KarL M says:

    2 cookies!!!! 2 cookies??? who can live on 2 cookies???? 2 cookies per hours maybe…
    Otherwise, may the multitute of LIGHTS of the Holiday season shine their way into the dark corners of our lives….Amen!!!

  11. Dinah Lord says:

    I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at all your goodies, Miss Angel!

    I especially liked this though:

    “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

    God bless you Miss Angel. Thank you for being you!

  12. Joe Gringo says:

    Very nice choice of photo’s….delicious!

    Thanks for the well wishes……have a blessed Chanukah season!

  13. Jungle Mom says:

    Have a great holiday season, Angel!
    Sorry I have not been around much, very busy and lots of travel. Plaus, very slow Paraguayan internet.

  14. Tim says:

    It all looks good. Real good. I can gain weight on the images alone.

  15. Debbie says:

    Now I’m starving after looking at all that good food. Did you cook any of that Angel??? Can you come to my house and cook? Just kidding…

    Have a great weekend.

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  17. tapliine says:

    Angel, I’m with you,,,,Tis the Season…And it does make you feel better to give…..The cost is inmaterial. Its what is in the heart that counts. stay well….

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  19. Always On Watch says:

    This time of year is hectic and a lot of work. It’s so easy to lose sight of what we celebrate.

    I try to make time to read some classic Christmas stories and definitely make time to play Christmas carols on the piano and the electronic keyboard.

    We’re expecting some freezing precipitation tonight. Maybe I’ll wake up to a winder wonderland tomorrow. I hope so.

  20. Brooke says:

    What a great post! :)

    You always tell it like it is, and post the yummiest pics, too!

  21. Seane-Anna says:

    Hey girl! I’m back after 3 months without an internet connection, but I have one now, just in time for the holidays. Merry Christmas, many Blessings; Happy Hanukkah with lots of fressing!!!! And a wonderful New Year to everyone!!!!

  22. Big White Hat says:

    Angel, you have been a real blessing to me and my family. You have a talent for cheering me up.

    Happy Chanukah and Shalom Aleichem from the West Texas Oilfield.

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  25. Gayle says:

    Sorry about not being around lately, Angel. I’ve had company.

    This post looks delicious! I’m hungry now. :(

  26. Uncle Joe says:

    Happy holidays, Angel!

  27. dapoppins says:

    I love that Chanukah is also about hope in the midst of adversity! I hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas too…and enjoy all those luscious treats…

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  29. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    My two favorite treats at this time of year: Christmas cookies and latkes! (But not at the same time!)

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  31. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Love the cookie pics, and Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

  32. tapliine says:

    Angel, Great looking desserts, but Diabetic,,,,,,,,One little piece please….stay well….

  33. tapliine says:

    I just lost my comments……..Great looking desserts, but diabetic….One little piece, please…..stay well

  34. OMMAG says:

    Indeed! Forgiveness …

    Personally, I’m routinely forgiving of those I care about.

    Those I don’t care about not so much.

    Those who are my avowed enemy… I will ignore for now …..

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  38. Layla says:

    I was not planning to visit anyone. I am not in the mood for one, second that mood is because today is the 13th anniversary of my son who was Autistic – his death, which I put up on my blog. I do not even leave the house on the 22nd of December and today is the first time I sent my second Autistic child to school on the 22nd out of fear it would happen to him too.

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  40. Stanford Matthews says:

    Nothin’ like a lil common sense, Angel. Ya, this is another ‘holiday’ season where Christmas spirit is not automatic. I’m actually workin’ on it. Things being what they are I still have reason to celebrate that they are not worse than the present circumstance. So let the joy be with you.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah

    I just enjoyed a vid of the Celtic Women doing carols at third world county so there is hope for me yet. :-)

  41. nanc says:

    your posts ARE fattening!

    happy chanukkah, angel!

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  43. Maggie Thornton says:

    What a beautiful post and that includes the pics of the goodies. I love that gorgeous cake with the white icing and the holly.

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  45. DD2 says:

    Hi Angel, I just wanted to you you and your readers, and all the rest of my buddies A very Happy Chanukah, A very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and a healthy New Year to come for 2009

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  49. Khaki Elephant says:

    Happy Chanukah. Merry Christmas. And thank you for all of the great writing!

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