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Alone, again... (naturally?)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Colton, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Greetings, friends,

    I know I posted just before Thanksgiving about being alone on T-Day and how I should deal.

    Well, those who followed that thread may recall I ended up spending a good portion of the day volunteering at a local soup kitchen before heading into the office.

    Well, same situation, different holiday and I'm doing it again.

    The best part is, I am actually looking forward to doing so. Spending time with those less fortunate than I on Thanksgiving certainly provided a big of an awakening for yours truly. I have no valid excuse for every believing I have it rough again. Ever.

    And, the perspective I've gained about people in general cannot be bought as a gift.

    It's a life lesson.

    These unfortunate individuals aren't "the homeless," "street people," "panhandlers," "vagrants" and certainly aren't "bums."

    They are just like you and me -- people -- who have a much tougher go of it than I've seen in the short time I've invested there.

    I wish I had the ability to offer them more than a smile, a few kind words and serve them a warm meal on these days we all consider to be holidays.

    To them, I can't begin to fathom how difficult these days are.

    Thanks for being a sounding board, my friends and colleagues and I wish you all the merriest of Christmases.
  2. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Cheers, Colton, for turning a potential negative into a positive. It's a lesson from which we all could learn.

    And a Merry Christmas to you, as well.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I think that's awesome, dude. Have a blast with it. I wish you the best, sir.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i hope you get fucked up all day on new years while watching football with your friends. you owe that to yourself.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    That's awesome man. It's what the season is all about.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I prefer Dokken's version of 'Alone Again', BTW.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    That alone should be enough of a gift. Just being there. Contributing.

    One day when you've got a few coins to contribute more, you will.

    Tomorrow I'm going to help serve meals at the local kitchen.

    Cheers, Colton.
  8. Colton --
    You can rest easy on Christmas Eve. No spirits will come visiting you.
    God bless and have a great day.
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Thank you all very much... Merry Christmas!
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