WHY "MERRY CHRISTMAS" (spiritual theme)

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Has it dawned on you why we say "merry Christmas" or are you just repeating what words work this time of year without having to know why. You see the premise is very simple. You are going to go through CHRISTMAS whether you like it or not, love it or plain just don't care. However, wishing one a type of quality of journey is worth looking into

HAPPY CHRISTMAS ?

It was originally called HAPPY CHRISTMAS until someone took a risk and changed it to merry and it caught on. Why did it get accepted? Well the King of England often set the standard for many things including having the first Christmas tree. He believed merry was in line with all the festivities that took place in celebrating Christmas. His subjects agreed!

"MERRY" DEFINED

Cheerful, light heart-ed, lively, carefree, festive, happy, gladness, gleeful and delightful to name just a few. Merry is very versatile and more importantly eternal for it is to be prized state to be permanently in. So in effect, when you wish someone a MERRY Christmas, it is one of wonder and splendor with a their cups running-over for them and no less

SOME NOT SO MERRY

Many will pass through this Christmas without MERRY. This is sad but true. That is why those that have an abundance are asked to assess themselves and be open to sharing whatever can be shared this time of year. The want and the don't have is very keenly felt by many who stay silent or in the shadows. Those that have should recognize this & act accordingly

THE POOR MANS BREAD

Wishing someone who is in need a MERRY Christmas is not the same as wishing someone who is not in need a Merry one. Hope is the poor mans bread and many dine too much on this and not enough on other substance. We do well to remember this especially this time of year. Poverty of spirit respects no one. This time of year we seek to give spiritual comfort. Remember the rule: If you are well-off and living well-being, set your sights on those that are not as fortunate

GUILT?   REPENT & THEN GO

Check your guilt at the door. If you are moved to give to relieve your own guilt which comes from living a life of wrong choices, then save your efforts. This is not true giving but guilt relief by giving. Your guilt can only be stayed but not cured. Repent first which means to change in the Greek and then go and do as you will...it will make more sense

UNCLE SAM?

If you are giving out of Tax write-off, yes it is better to give to your fellow human being of who you may or may not know than to Uncle Sam of who you don't really know or care to know perhaps? While this is legally giving, the heart maybe missing. There is no substitute for giving from the heart. Everything else remains questionable but doable none the less

FROM YOU TO THEM

Also, if you want a premium giving experience, go eye to eye and breath to breath in the giving mode. There are no words to describe the human contact when the windows of the souls are entered and exited in the moment by giver & receiver. The event is locked into eternity and each one leaves richer and more satisfied than when they came. Priceless this is!

EVERYONE CAN GIVE THIS

Can you you spare a cup of kindness? It costs nothing but is welcomed & coveted all over the known world. A smile, a pat on the back or even a word of encouragement fills this cup better than any stocking stuff-er I have yet to discover. Also lending your ear to someone who has to get it all out is a gift of significance & depth too. Called caring & sharing it works

 CHRISTMAS WAS A GIFT

One last thing. Please consider that while money complies with giving requirements as do gifts, the giving of ones self remains the highest of the gift giving examples. After all, that is how Christmas came about. The Creator saw many in need of redemption/salvation (help to the soul) and did something about it..He gave so that you could too. The standard has been set! The bar can go no higher! A Life was given so life could go on...

HE WENT FIRST....now, it's your turn...Your Turn...YOUR TURN

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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Hello Kathy Streib ...if you are with Nina Hollander ...joy to the world then

Dec 10, 2018 06:25 AM #7
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Kat Palmiotti
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This is a time of year of giving, and you are right, giving out of guilt, or to get a tax write-off is not a true gift. I've been making a point to keep my eyes open for little opportunities to help others during the day - grabbing something off the top shelf at the grocery store for the little lady who was just a bit shorter than me, taking the shopping cart from the man who was eyeing the long walk across the lot to the cart bin, etc etc. And you know what I found? Giving those few moments to others made ME feel wonderful. A gift given for the right reasons can make both the giver and givee (is that a word?) happy.

Dec 15, 2018 03:28 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hello there Kat Palmiotti ...using heart-speak is the true journey for life

Dec 15, 2018 05:16 AM #9
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Bruce Kunz
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Thanks for this Richie Alan Naggar. Helping others with 'random acts of kidness' gives an amazing return on just a little effort. A few dollars can go a long way for many as well.

Merry Christmas!
Bruce

 

Dec 15, 2018 03:38 PM #10
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Bruce Kunz ...your decent heartfelt comment stands and thank you Bruce

Dec 15, 2018 04:35 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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                              Thank you, Richie.

Dec 15, 2018 06:42 PM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Richie. I am not a Christian and never understood why anyone would be offended by the words which are meant to convey joy.

Dec 16, 2018 05:46 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Good morning Richie Alan Naggar,

I'm so glad to see your post featured in Kathy Streib 's series of "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I'm with Kat Palmiotti I've always felt a gift given for the right reasons is a win win for both the person giving and the one receiving.

Dec 16, 2018 06:26 AM #14
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hi there Kathy Streib ...Merry Xmas dear lady

Hello Sheila Anderson ...the ego is a fragile item...Its the heart & soul we need to engage for the everlasting qualities...I enjoy you Sheila

Hello Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR ...the "right" reasons live on. We do well to join this righteousness movement

Dec 16, 2018 06:59 AM #15
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Merry Christmas - it is all about love - at least I hope it is...and Festivus for the Rest of Us. Lol. Beautiful post, Richie. D 

Dec 16, 2018 07:53 AM #16
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Whatever your heart says it is...IT IS!     Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Dec 16, 2018 07:59 AM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Richie - I wish you both and Merry and Blessed Christmas.  Your message is important.  Give of yourself because you are able.

Dec 16, 2018 10:43 AM #18
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Richie Alan Naggar
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You remain a pleasure and a man of interest Grant Schneider 

Dec 16, 2018 10:47 AM #19
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Richie

Really enjoyed your throught, as I always do. But I particularly liked “there is no substitute for giving from the heart!”

Jeff

Dec 16, 2018 03:23 PM #20
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Merry Christmas Jeff Dowler, CRS ...I enjoy you

Dec 16, 2018 05:37 PM #21
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar 

I really enjoyed this post.

The greatest give ever given was God coming to Earth in the human form of Jesus, the Christ. He voluntarily chose to give His life for us so we could voluntarily choose to live for Him. 

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas

Dec 16, 2018 06:55 PM #22
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Doug Dawes ...your comment stands....into everlasting. Merry Christmas D.D.

Dec 16, 2018 08:00 PM #23
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar Merry Christmas!!  I use that line a lot...even when it isn't the week before the day of Christ's birth.

We tend to balance out our giving and sharing throughout the year and usually it is in many smaller ways that the recipient may or may not know it was us.

Almost always we rarely give where the names are posted in writing or if so, we ask them to not post our name.

We have lived a blessed life so far but are not wealthy...cash wise...although we are comfortable...but we are so rich with love and happiness.  To be able to share some of that love and happiness along with some do-re-me (cash) is a true blessing.

Those who we want to know that we helped...know..and that is all we care...that they have been helped a little.

 

Dec 18, 2018 08:08 AM #24
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I really enjoyed this post, with the origin of "Merry". The gift of kindness and compassion is the greatest gift we have, especially at this time of year. Active military families may be split apart during this time of year, as they are serving and protecting. 

Dec 18, 2018 10:41 AM #25
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Richie Alan Naggar
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faye schubert ...you are a good woman. Thank you for joining me. Merry Xmas

Dec 18, 2018 04:11 PM #26
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