Punch with Judy - Christmas 2008 Newsletter
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU
Isn't Christmas time magic? Don't you wish you were young again to really appreciate the wonder and excitement? If only we could "turn back time" as Cher's song suggests. Just the same, we do try to forget all our personal challenges at this time and think more of the big picture in our strive for world peace. Will it ever happen?
Where has the year gone you ask? Me too. Seems the days go by faster the older you get for sure. We will be enjoying a family Christmas and I know many of you will be too. However, for some it is a sad time. If you are alone this Christmas, a special WISH for you that situations may improve before too long. FRIENDS are the best present anyone may wish for. A few of our "members/friends" have lost their partner during this year, some are quite ill, two whom I know have fought off Breast Cancer, two unfortunately have become victims to that dreaded disease. To all of you and your families, a very special Christmas Wish for you for continued strength. When I correspond with some of you, I feel humbled and forget the small nigglies I may have. You are all wonderful.
To all and sundry a big thank you for your support during 2008 and for all those lovely thoughtful emails I receive during the year but especially at Christmas time. I reply to each and everyone with sincerity and appreciation.
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Because I may not have the opportunity of sending another Newsletter on New Year's Eve, remember that our January 2009 8th Birthday Specials on our website will commence on January 1st. Be ready! Each and every day throughout January there will be a new Birthday Celebration so you will need to log on every single day. I will change the daily special at 9.00am (Eastern Standard Daylight Time). Please share with me another grand Website Birthday Celebration.
It wouldn't be my Christmas Message unless I gave you a little story to make you ponder whilst grabbing some tissues. It should make us reflect upon our Christmas shopping and why we wish to please our loved ones with a gift, though unfortunately, we all know, it has all become too commercial. Read on and I hope it makes you stop and pause for a moment or two. Enjoy your Christmas with your loved ones because who knows?
It was only four days before Christmas. The spirit of the season hadn't yet caught up with me, even though cars packed the parking lot of our local discount store. Inside the store, it was worse. Shopping carts and last minute shoppers jammed the aisles.
Silently I thanked God for using these children to remind me of the true spirit of giving."
THE BEAUTY OF
CHRISTMAS SURROUND US....
MAY THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS
MAY THE GLADNESS OF CHRISTMAS DELIGHT US....
MAY THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS UNITE US.
WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
JUDY, JOHN, BRENDA, GLORIA & KIM (STAFF)
Till next time,