Christmas is going to stink this year.. :(

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Christmas is going to stink this year.. :(

Postby andy1088 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:51 am

No friends or family. No presents. :(
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Postby jeffysdad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:34 am

Sorry, Andy. That's a drag. I've spent a few of the big holidays alone and even though it's lonely, it can also be really relaxing. Go outside and walk around and enjoy how quiet it is. It's probably the quietest day of the year. There's probably some volunteer work you could do on Christmas day, meals for homeless, etc. Too many people let marketers and corporate interests tell them what kind of holiday they should have. You're the one who should decide, and there's nothing wrong with being alone if you make something of it.
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:07 am

I would suggest volunteering and visiting with a local church. Also, remember the reason for the season!
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Postby Hepsta » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:11 am

Right on, Jeffysdad! Andy, I've spent a couple past holidays alone and went to our city's Childrens hospital to help pass out presents three years ago...and have done it each year since, this time with friends. My troubles and worries go far away when I help someone who is having a tougher time than me, especially a child...and there are lots of those when I open my eyes up. You might want to consider checking it out now in case they have a background check policy.

When I feel down or have a case of the poor me's I go help another person. Usually always does the trick to get outside of myself.

A great man told me as a boy that if I want to amass wealth I need to be generous with my money and if I want to be happy then it's best to help another achieve their happiness. If you have a chance to volunteer you just might meet a new friend, be welcomed into an extended family, and receive the gift you want.

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Postby Midori » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am

Is there a local Toys for Tots you can help out with? A food pantry? A soup kitchen?

I agree with the others... don't focus on "not getting" or "not being with"... focus on giving of yourself to improve someone else's sad or lonely Christmas.

For me, personally--- my favorite Christmases are the ones where I get to go to a really awesome Midnight Mass. It helps me put everything else into perspective and just sort of introspect, if that makes sense. Whatever your beliefset or lack-of-beliefset, find yourself some atmosphere and introspect.

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Postby Snowman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm

I get to go to work on Christmas, but it's fine. I usually don't celebrate Christmas, so to me it is just another regular day.
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Postby sakhalin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:30 pm

My family doesn't really celebrate Christmas either. I'll be working all holiday season and on both Xmas Eve and Xmas. For the past couple of years I would get excited to give a present to someone special, but that's not happening this year.
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Postby Money card » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:10 pm

I certainly feel bad for Andy. I wish there was something I could say or do for him.

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