Christmas And The Wish Wall


About a week and a half ago, I took a walk over to Love Park because I wanted to check out the Christmas Village.

Love Park is home to the Christmas Village, which is a traditional German Christmas Market, featuring more than 60 vendors in decorated booths and tents with all sorts of holiday goodies including presents, ornaments, jewelry, food and more.

Unfortunately the day I chose to go, most of the vendors were closed due to the heavy snowfall earlier that day. However, I enjoyed myself immensely by just walking around and looking at all the Christmas decorations; taking a slew of photographs.

The thing I love most about the Christmas Village is that it's simple and modest - nothing flashy or commercial - just a homemade and old-fashioned Christmas feel.

And just as I was about to leave, I walked passed a wooden wall (the one you see in the picture above), which had ornaments hanging on it with handwritten wishes.

So I stopped, and began reading some of the wishes. Actually, I read ALL of them. And about halfway through reading, I decided to take pictures of the ornaments and share them with you on my blog. I really didn't know how I was going to present these ornaments, but something inside told me to take the pictures and I would know what to do with them later.

So I did.

Now here's the cool part.

As I was looking through the monitor screen of my camera, I was suddenly overcome with emotion because I could actually feel the energy behind the words on the ornaments written by the people who wrote them; realizing that we are all interconnected to each other, having similar experiences no matter where we live on this earth.

We all experience loss. We all experience pain. We all go through periods of feeling vulnerable and small; needing support from our fellow-human beings, whether it be physical, emotional, a kind word, or even a silent prayer.

So we wish.

At one point, I brought my camera down from my eyes and just stood there crying. But they weren't tears of sadness, no, they were tears of sobering love.

This has been a very enlightening Christmas for me, especially being in retail and seeing how challenging it's been for so many people, financially. People are being tentative with purchases because they simply can't afford it. People seem to be going back the basics of this holiday season; spending time with friends and family, and keeping their gift giving to a minimum.

But then again, perhaps this is what we're learning.

Christmas is not about stuff. It's about giving a gift that costs nothing.

It's about sharing the love within our heart.

So before I left the Christmas Village that day, I said a silent prayer, sharing the love within my own heart to all the wishes on the wall with the intention that they come to be.

It seems that through this experience, I received more than I gave because it taught me something.

Simple. Modest. Just an old-fashioned, Christmas feel.

Love...
And thank you all for your comments while I've been gone last week. I look forward to catching up with you soon! X

61 comments

  1. 'We all experience pain. We all go through periods of feeling vulnerable and small; needing support from our fellow-human beings, whether it be physical, emotional, a kind word, or even a silent prayer'


    That is so true, Ron. As you know my need for support has been huge lately and all the love and good wishes shown to me has been a tremendous help.


    Reading those wishes was sobering, there are so many people with worries and heartache in the world. No wonder you were emotional as you read them.


    Today is my wedding anniversary and Christmas is two days away so I'm introducing a programme of good cheer into family life. Hopefully Joe will soon tread the path to recovery and we can start to smile again.


    Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas, and thank you for being there for so many people xx

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  2. Dianne WilsonDecember 23, 2013

    how wonderful
    wonderful that those wishes are out there to be seen and felt
    and wonderful that there are people like you to share them
    you're such an incredible good soul Ron
    Merry Christmas
    hugs from me and Hope and Athena and Isadora and Siren
    love ya

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  3. Oh, Ron, I'm weeping as I type this comment. These wishes are so heartfelt you can actually feel the emotion coming out of them.

    I'm so glad you shared these with us. People's feelings tend to get lost at this time of the year when we're supposed to be happy.

    "Christmas is not about stuff. It's about giving a gift that costs nothing."



    That is so true! The message has gotten lost in the madness to buy things, but the real meaning of Christmas comes from the heart.


    Terrific post, buddy! Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones!

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  4. Oh Ron I felt so much emotion reading those messages I can imagine just how you felt when you read them. Thankyou so much for sharing them. I am wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year m'dear, thankyou for being my friend and sharing your goodness. xx

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  5. Cheers Ron. Have a good Christmas.
    We're not doing anything at all - no tree, no presents, no turkey, nothing.
    Although on the upside, we will be able to eat and stay warm, so that's a bonus.

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  6. What a beautiful wall! I've been feeling a bit sad because my oldest has to work on Christmas Day, and it will be our last Christmas as a family before she marries. However, I know that her visits to patients' homes on Christmas Day may be the only visit they get, so I'm glad that she is able to brighten their holiday.

    As your wall proves, there is both sadness and love associated with the holidays. Thanks for an important reminder to pray for and help out our fellow mankind.

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  7. Oh Ron, what a touchingly beautiful Christmas post! And could feel the emotion from the people who wrote these wishes on the the wall, too. They brought tears to my eyes.

    "Christmas is not about stuff. It's about giving a gift that costs nothing.
    It's about sharing the love within our heart."



    You are so correct. It's not about buying things, it's about spending time with those that we love and sharing simple blessings. Simple blessings that many people don't even have.


    Thank you for sharing this today, Ron. It's the perfect Christmas post.


    Merry Christmas to you!xo

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  8. Helloooooo Valerie!

    "Reading those wishes was sobering, there are so many people with worries and heartache in the world. No wonder you were emotional as you read them."

    And me as well, dear lady. This has been such an emotional and heartfelt Christmas for me. Yesterday while I was at work, I just started crying as someone was telling me about some of the challenges they're going through lately. It's also been such an eye-opening Christmas for me, realizing the true meaning of Christmas.

    "Today is my wedding anniversary and Christmas is two days away so I'm introducing a programme of good cheer into family life. Hopefully Joe will soon tread the path to recovery and we can start to smile again."

    OMG...how WONDERFUL! I totally smiled when I read that! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND JOE!!!!! You have been through so much this past year, and what has so touched me is the way in which you and Joe have gone through it - with such grace and faith!

    ((((((((((( You & Joe )))))))))))))

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Valerie! Wishing you and Joe a beautiful Christmas!

    X to you both!

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  9. Hey there Lady Dianne!

    "wonderful that those wishes are out there to be seen and felt."

    Yes, isn't it WONDERFUL? And I can't tell you how moved I was to read them. It really brought the true meaning of Christmas home for me - LOVE!

    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

    X and hugs to you, Hope, Athena, Siren, and Isadora!

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  10. Hey there Rob!

    "These wishes are so heartfelt you can actually feel the emotion coming out of them."

    You said it! And that's exactly how I felt as I stood there reading them - I got so emotional. As I shared, this has been a very enlightening Christmas for me; bringing the true meaning of this holiday home - LOVE.

    "The message has gotten lost in the madness to buy things, but the real meaning of Christmas comes from the heart."

    Couldn't have said it any better!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy! Have a beautiful Christmas!

    X to you and your loved ones!

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  11. Hellooooooo Pearl!

    " I felt so much emotion reading those messages I can imagine just how you felt when you read them."

    OMG yes...I got SO emotional. But it was good for me because it really brought the true meaning of this holiday home for me - LOVE.

    " I am wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year m'dear, thankyou for being my friend and sharing your goodness."

    Thank you, and to you as well, m'dear!

    Much x to you and your family!

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  12. Hey there, Dale!

    "We're not doing anything at all - no tree, no presents, no turkey, nothing. Although on the upside, we will be able to eat and stay warm, so that's a bonus."

    That sounds AWESOME!!!!!!! And you're so right, on the upside, you'll be able to eat and stay warm, which is more than so many people can do.

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Wishin you and Elaine a beautiful Christmas!

    Cheers and X to you both!

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  13. Hey there Bijoux!

    " However, I know that her visits to patients' homes on Christmas Day may be the only visit they get, so I'm glad that she is able to brighten their holiday."

    What a wonderful way to look at it, my friend, because you're right...it may be the only visit they get.

    "As your wall proves, there is both sadness and love associated with the holidays."

    How true. And I don't know what it is about this particular Christmas for me, but I've really been struck by that realization. I've been very emotional this past week; crying at the drop of a hat. But they're good tears because I've learned something, Christmas is not about stuff, it's about sharing the love within our heart.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas!

    X

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  14. Hola Denise!

    "And could feel the emotion from the people who wrote these wishes on the the wall, too. They brought tears to my eyes."



    Me as well! I couldn't believe how powerful these ornaments touched me. This time of year can be both sad and/or happy for many people, that I often forget that. I needed this to remind me of what Christmas is truly about - sharing the gift of love.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas!


    Merry Christmas!
    X

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  15. "I brought my camera down from my eyes and just stood there crying. But they weren't tears of sadness, no, they were tears of sobering love."

    Awww! See, and this is why I love YOU so much!


    Love the photos and the handwritten ornaments. Absolutely fabulous.


    Merry Christmas!

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  16. Mark PetruskaDecember 23, 2013

    Yep, real human emotion behind those words - no doubt about it. I'm touched that you were touched. I wonder if somebody else might be touched that I'm touched that you were touched.


    In other words, a very touching post.


    Have a wonderfully merry Christmas, my friend!

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  17. What a wonderful idea a wish wall is! I've never seen one before and you are such a sensetive person Ron. This is what Christmas should be all about!

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  18. This is amazingly sweet. For some reason this post reminded me of the website post secret. Much like the ornaments you shared that website is a place where people post anonymous secrets and you really learn how much we all really share so much, Many secrets hit home with so many people just like these wishes hit home with many people as well. Amazing post for Xmas week Ronnie!

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  19. Merry Christmas to you too Ron! I love the sweet sentiments on these ornaments!

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  20. Angelia SimsDecember 23, 2013

    Awe, this truly brought tears to my eyes and my heart brimmed over with the love of this message. Wishes. They are our hearts prayers. I really do wish them all the comfort, peace, and love they need. And you too. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment. I think everyone should have a wish ornament. :-) Merry, MERRY Christmas!! xoxo

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  21. I was so overwhelmed by the message you brought and the wishes expressed when I read here this morning. I'm glad you were drawn to continue with the adventure. Clearly you were exactly where you needed to be, walikng away from it with something deep in you that experienced the message....which is different than 'hearing' it, obviously.
    Perfect timing on the Universe's part, huh?


    What an amazing thing. I adore the wall and the ornament 'wishes'. I find myself wanting to replicate it in a visible spot for\with this little community. I don't know why sharing wishes is so diffict for us...feeling raw and "named", I'd guess. Oh...but we all need that huge slice of love and a dollop of compassion...every day. ;-)


    Joyous, Wondrous Holiday, sir. One filled with peace and an abundance of love. Cuz....
    (((( Ron ))))

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  22. Dale, your P.S. cracked me up!!!! And if anyone DOES send cash in c/o me, I will be more than happy to forward it to you $$$$$$

    Have a faaaaaaaabulous Christmas, buddy!

    X

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  23. What a beautiful post, Ron! I love the idea of the wish wall! This has been a very challenging year for many people I know, both financially and also health-wise. I have several friends who have lost their jobs this year or have family members or friends who are seriously ill or have passed. Christmas can sometimes be a time of great joy or sadness for people. But it's as you said, "Christmas is not about stuff. It's about giving a gift that costs nothing. It's about sharing the love within our heart."


    Merry Christmas, dude! Hope your day is filled with some muchly deserved R&R and cheer. And I can't wait for you to get back to blogging because you've been missed.

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  24. Hey there Benze!

    Merry Christmas to you, my friend! And I look forward to blogging with you in 2014!

    Much X to you and Kelvin!

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  25. Hey there Babs!

    I had never seen a wish wall before as well. But the whole idea of it really, really touched me!

    "This is what Christmas should be all about!"



    You're absolutely right! This has been such an emotional Christmas season for me, but in a good way. Very enlightening.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and Mo a beautiful Christmas!


    Much X to you both!

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  26. Aw...thank you, Meleah! Love ya too!


    (((((((((( You ))))))))))


    Aren't the ornaments faaaaaaabulous? I was so overcome with emotion as I read them. This has been a very emotional and enlightening Christmas for me; different from any other Christmas. And in a good way.


    Much thanks for stopping by, girl! Wishing you and your family a beeeeeautiful Christmas day!


    X

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  27. "In other words, a very touching post."


    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Mark, your comments always CRACK ME UP!!!!!


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Wishing you and Tara a faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous Christmas!


    I'm so looking forward to catching up with you this week!


    X to you and Tara!

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  28. Hey there Shae!

    "For some reason this post reminded me of the website post secret. Much like the ornaments you shared that website is a place where people post anonymous secrets and you really learn how much we all really share so much..."



    Hey, you know what? I never thought of that, but you're right...the ornament wishes DO remind me of the website, "Post Secret!" It's been awhile since I read that website. And what amazes me is that it is STILL going strong. What an ingenious idea!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Wishing you a most faaaaaaabulous Christmas! I look forward to catching up with you this week!


    X ya!

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  29. Ron, I think the wish that touched me the most was the one about being kind and decent to our fellow humans. WOW! So simple, yet something we often overlook. If we did just that, think of how much more loving this world would be.


    Lovely post, Ron. Sobering and needed. Thank you.


    Merry Christmas to you, pal.

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  30. Hey ho Robert!

    I LOVE how you said this....

    "So simple, yet something we often overlook. If we did just that, think of how much more loving this world would be."


    AMEN!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas!


    Cheers and X!

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  31. Ron, you are truly a beautiful man! Over and over again you are able to be in such harmony with your emotions, seeing love and peace and hope within and for others. I really admire that about you.

    May you be blessed this Christmas and throughout the coming year!!!

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  32. Much love to you too Ron! Give my best wishes to your family & friends!

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  33. What a wonderful idea! I would be overwhelmed by emotion as well if I read all those *wishes*. We live in such a fallen world. I hope the message of Christmas hope sinks into each one of these hearts. Merry Christmas to you, Ron. May you have a blessed holiday.

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  34. Ron, what a beautiful testimony to the universality of Christmas wishes! Each one is touching in its own way, and you can practically hear the emotion behind the words.
    Perhaps it's a good thing the vendors weren't around, for this gave you a chance to REALLY READ what people had written -- and to say a few prayers on their behalf. What better time to empathize with others than at Christmas??
    Happy Christmas to you, my friend!

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  35. Hellooooooooo Jeff!!!!!!

    You have no idea how much I appreciated your comment today, especially after coming home from a very long and tiring day at work. So THANK YOU, buddy!

    "May you be blessed this Christmas and throughout the coming year!!!"

    And to YOU as well, Jeff!

    Merry Christmas and X to you and your family! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Cheers!

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  36. Hello there Lisa!

    "We live in such a fallen world. I hope the message of Christmas hope sinks into each one of these hearts."



    I'll tell ya, this has been a very enlightening Christmas for me in so many ways. I needed to experiencing the wish wall to remind me of what Christmas is truly about....sharing the LOVE.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas holiday!

    X

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  37. Hello there Debbie!

    "Each one is touching in its own way, and you can practically hear the emotion behind the words."

    Exactly! I was so moved by this!

    "Perhaps it's a good thing the vendors weren't around, for this gave you a chance to REALLY READ what people had written -- and to say a few prayers on their behalf. What better time to empathize with others than at Christmas??"



    I totally agree! It was MEANT for me to experience this.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and your family a Happy and beautiful Christmas!

    X

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  38. Dear Ron,
    Merry Christmas, my friend. I was moved to tears by your post, perhaps because this time of year is always filled with many feelings of love as well as loss, sadness, grief, joy and silliness too. It is all about feelings, you are so right... thank you for this brief moment, a peek into the treasured dreams of others, a sharing of those wishes upon the wind, and a blessing upon you that your holiday is everything you could wish for and that all your dreams come true. xox linda

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  39. ((((( Ron ))))))


    Happy Christmas, Sir!!
    May your days be merry and bright....lalalala


    *I* have a white Christmas!
    And since I've no place to go........LET it snow let it snow let it snow!! Lalalala


    I'm just full of the lalala's! :-)


    Hoping your holiday give you that much deserved peace!
    AND a good glass of wine wouldn't hurt either. ;-)

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  40. And a HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you too, Mel!!!!!!

    "*I* have a white Christmas!And since I've no place to go........LET it snow let it snow let it snow!! Lalalala"

    Oh, I am sooooo jealous because last night as I left work, it started to snow a bit and I was hoping it would last through the night and through today. But alas...it was only a tease because it was over by the time I walked home - HA!

    However, I'm having a great Christmas anyhow. Resting, relaxing, watching a few Christmas movies and EATING a lot. Perfect Christmas day!

    Hope you're having a FABU day, dear lady, and MUCH thanks for stopping by!

    ((((((((((((((((((( You )))))))))))))))))))))

    X ya!

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  41. Helloooooooooo Linda and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!!!!!!


    What a lovely comment!

    "....perhaps because this time of year is always filled with many feelings of love as well as loss, sadness, grief, joy and silliness too."



    You are so right! This has been quite an emotional Christmas for me, but in a good way. It seems to have altered my view of what this holiday is really about....sharing the love in our heart!


    MUCH thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a beautiful Christmas day!


    (((((((((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))))))))


    X to you and family!

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  42. Ron, I just wanted to stop by today to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hope you're enjoying a much deserved relaxing and peaceful day! xo

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  43. Aw...thank you so much for stopping by, Denise!


    And a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too!!!!!!


    Yup, I'm just chillin' and relaxing today, and it feels sooooooooo good!!!!!

    X

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  44. I love that. Someone wished me lots of good presents and it rankled a bit - it's so not the point. It really is about being connected to each other. It's love and peace.

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  45. "and it rankled a bit - it's so not the point. It really is about being connected to each other. It's love and peace."

    Couldn't have said that any better myself, girl! You're exactly right!

    Much thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas day filled with love and peace!

    Merry Christmas!

    X

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  46. i'm glad the holiday spirit was good for you, ron. i wish the world and people in general would be a lot more kind to people and always display the love they do around the holidays. i don't bother with the holidays because, well you know, but i went out for breakfast this morning and our waitress was so kind to us and volunteered to come in, i wanted to do something nice for her and tipped her 50% of our bill. it made me so happy to be able to do so. her gift to us was coming in to work today, sharing her time, sure it was her job, but we were very appreciative of her service and attitude. little things like that make me happy, so i understand your emotions standing there at the wall. going back to the basis is nice, my wish is for people to go back to being kind to one another. thanks for sharing.

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  47. Geraldine H.December 26, 2013

    What a lovely Christmas post Ron. So full of hope and the real meaning of what Christmas should be all about but too often isn't.
    As you say, it isn't about the "stuff" that so many people seem to think will bring happiness and a sense of fulfillment to their lives. Christmas should be a time of renewal and hope. And of reaching out, modern miracles and wishes that still come true.
    You've made me believe in all those good things once again, reading this touching post and the written wishes above too!

    I wish you the very best year ever in 2014 Ron. Hugs, G

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  48. David OliverDecember 26, 2013

    Ron,
    This was the most touching thing I have seen season. It is the most human thing I've seen this season. I felt a connection to people through your pictures and found myself hoping wishes come true for people I will never know.


    What you wrote was wonderful. Had I been standing beside you I've no doubt I would have shed some tears too.


    Hoping you all best for the remainder of the season.

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  49. Hey there Val!

    "i went out for breakfast this morning and our waitress was so kind to us and volunteered to come in, i wanted to do something nice for her and tipped her 50% of our bill. it made me so happy to be able to do so. her gift to us was coming in to work today, sharing her time, sure it was her job, but we were very appreciative of her service and attitude."

    OMG...that was so sweet of you and something that I'm SURE touched her very much because your kind gesture was given in the true meaning of Christmas....LOVE. And I know she FELT that.

    Merry Christmas, Val!!!!!

    X

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  50. Geraldine, I love how you said this...

    " Christmas should be a time of renewal and hope. And of reaching out, modern miracles and wishes that still come true."

    Amen!

    This Christmas has been such an enlightening one for me. It's been a rather emotional and conscious-shifting holiday. I needed this experience, and I'm very grateful for it.

    Hope you had a beautiful Christmas day, my friend!

    MUCH thanks for stopping by!

    "I wish you the very best year ever in 2014 Ron."



    And to you too! I look forward to blogging with you this coming year!


    Cheers!


    X

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  51. Hello there David!


    This was one of those experiences which I feel taught me something I had forget about Christmas. Seeing and reading the wishes on the wall was a very humbling experience for me which I needed. And I'm very grateful for it.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope your Christmas was a beautiful one! Looking forward to blogging with you in 2014!


    Cheers!
    X

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  52. So beautiful.... their wishes are palpable. Thank you for capturing these images and sharing them, and your heartfelt thoughts, with us.

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  53. Ron, what a beautiful post. Those wish ornaments would've had me crying too. The first one (No more homeless pets) got me right away! Then on to wishing Allison's eyes are okay and cancer free. Oh.my.gawsh! The emotions pouring from all those words/wishes is astronomical!

    "We all experience loss. We all experience pain. We all go through periods of feeling vulnerable and small; needing support from our fellow-human beings, whether it be physical, emotional, a kind word, or even a silent prayer.

    So we wish."

    That is so true. We "wish" because it gives us hope. And what better time than Christmas. It almost seems magical during the holiday season.

    Thank you for sharing your experience...and some of the wishes!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...and soon it will be a new year!!

    ((HUGS))

    Pam

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  54. Hellooooooo there Pam!

    "The first one (No more homeless pets) got me right away! Then on to wishing Allison's eyes are okay and cancer free. Oh.my.gawsh! The emotions pouring from all those words/wishes is astronomical!"

    Yes, they did the same thing to me too! I was totally surprised by how much this wish wall affected me. It was such a positive and eye-opening experience.

    "We "wish" because it gives us hope. And what better time than Christmas. It almost seems magical during the holiday season."

    I LOVE how you said that because it's so true. We wish because it gives us HOPE.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too! Happy New Year, Pam!

    ((((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))))

    X

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  55. Meeee too, Jean!


    Long live RECAPIT!!!!! It was a life-saver!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend!
    X

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  56. "...their wishes are palpable."

    I love how you said that, Jean!

    This was one of those experiences that really touched me deeply. And I'm so grateful for it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas!

    X

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  57. Hmm, "awesome" is perhaps an exaggerated way to describe being completely broke, (irrespective of my antipathy towards Christmas, I'm sure Elaine and Sam would quite happily relieve me of presents if I was in a position to buy them) but having got used to the idea, it does seem like the more realistic approach.

    Ps - Anyone who wants to send me massive wads of free cash to enable me to test this theory may do so c/o Ron. In the mean time I'll go with the skint option.

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  58. Hiya Mel!!!!!!

    "I'm glad you were drawn to continue with the adventure. Clearly you were exactly where you needed to be, walikng away from it with something deep in you that experienced the message....which is different than 'hearing' it, obviously.Perfect timing on the Universe's part, huh?"

    You hit the nail on the head. I was EXACTLY where I needed to be at the EXACT moment. And I could FEEL that. As if this experience was Divinely orchestrated for me to be there and take notice.

    AMAZING, hu?

    "I don't know why sharing wishes is so difficult for us...feeling raw and "named", I'd guess. Oh...but we all need that huge slice of love and a dollop of compassion...every day. ;-)"



    I think it's as you shared...the vulnerability of feeling raw. But we all at one time or another feel that, so it's like a humbling universal experience that kinda ties us all together into a oneness.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!


    ((((((((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))))))))))


    X

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  59. Hiya Matt!

    "This has been a very challenging year for many people I know, both financially and also health-wise. I have several friends who have lost their jobs this year or have family members or friends who are seriously ill or have passed."



    Same here! This has been such an eye-opening Christmas for me. I have found myself getting very emotional and reflective, and in a good way. And it's been that way for several people I know. As I shared, perhaps this is what we're learning. Christmas is not about the 'stuff', it's about sharing the love in our heart with each other.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Wishing you a beautiful and heartfelt Christmas!


    X

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  60. Helloooooooo Angelia!

    I love this....

    " Wishes. They are our hearts prayers."



    They sure are!


    This has been a very emotional and touching Christmas for me. And seeing/reading this wish wall really snapped me back into the reality of what this season truly means....LOVE.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you are your family a beautiful Christmas day!


    X


    P.S. It's been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog this year. And I look forward to 2014!

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