- 25/12/2016Christmas According to Kids - Southland Christian Church What happens when you ask a bunch of kids to tell the story of Christmas? Enjoy this story of Bethle-ha-ha-ham and the magical star that...
- 24/12/2016Wishing everyone here on beBee a Merry Merry Christmas filled love, happiness and everlasting peace
#Christmas #FeelingMerry #beBeelove #keepbuzzing
- 24/12/2016Christmas is almost here! And so New Year's Eve. When I was ill, I was thinking about some quick and easy gift ideas. And I wanted so much to diy something. (my creative box was waiting for me)
So, I came up with this idea. Why not to create your own Christmas tree?DIY Christmas Gift/Decor Idea - Sweet Christmas Tree - Limbrialimbria.blogspot.com
Comments24/12/2016 #1 Катерина ЧистиковаНовый Год приближается, а за ним и Рождество (ну или наоборот, в зависимости от того, что вы празднуете). Когда я болела, я думала о идеях подарков, которые легко и быстро сделать. И мне безумно хотелось сделать что-то своими руками. (моя коробочка для творчества так и манила меня).
И так мне пришла одна идея. Так почему бы не создать его самому? Почему бы не сделать свою небольшую елочку?
Это безумно весело и легко, я готова делать эти елочки постоянно!
- Producer21/12/2016Christmas In Fort Erie Circa 1958Before the end of the innocence. Before JFK and RFK and their assassinations . Before the countercultural revolution and the Vietnam war and the great divide that grew up like a jagged wall in society. Before the majority of people who are...
Comments23/12/2016 #13 Jim Murray#11 Things are going well, thanks Don. The boxes are down to a manageable number. We are our first meal that wasn't fast food tonight. And we went to Burlington today to buy my new IKEA office. Only probably is that I think I have a groin pull from moving all that IKEA shit around.22/12/2016 #4 Jim Murray#2 Thanks @Ian Weinberg..All the best to you for the season. It was great meeting you earlier this year when you were in Toronto. John and I are slugging away. We have just picked up a very high end strategic consultant, who is also a real human being. You might find her very interesting. I will send you the link to her site as soon as we finish it.21/12/2016 #2 Ian WeinbergThem were wholesome times @Jim Murray. We've paid a hefty price for this age of consumer-technology. The hearkening to the days of yore is a symptom of how much we have indeed traded and lost. Hopefully we can all re-create a little magic in our respective spaces ... with a little help from the bank of wholesome memories!
- 19/12/2016#beBeelove #keepbuzzing #beBeesforever #Lifesablessing
All I want for Christmas is to treasure all the love I receive and a beBee T-shirt 😍😍😍🤔🤔🤔😑Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey's official music video for 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'. Click to listen to Mariah Carey and more Christmas songs on Spotify:...
- 19/12/2016Feliz Navidad y próspero año 2017, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année, Boas Festas e um Feliz Ano Novo, Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo, Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr, 圣诞节快乐, Feliz Natal! Feliz Ano Novo,Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom...!
- Producer15/12/2016Wishing You All A Merry Christmas And A Very Happy New YearWhat Would You Like To Do On This Christmas To Make Santa Happy?Christmas is always associated with fond memories originating right from the early childhood as far as memory could roll back.While we were very young we enjoyed long Christmas vacation...
Comments15/12/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThinking of others and doing for others during this holiday season is much more fun than receiving. I wish we could do this all year. I wish the child like spirit of Christmas lasted all year too. Sometimes on Christmas eve I still look out the window for 'Santa,' wanting to believe in magic!15/12/2016 #1 Allison ObrienI think the smile that appeared on my 8 year old son Tarl's face when I told him that I am bringing Daddy home from the nursing facility he has been at for almost two months will make Santa happy this holiday season. I know that I am so very grateful that we will be enjoying Christmas day together as a family this year! Every holiday we have together since my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the rare, life threatening seizure he experienced four years ago has been a precious gift! Please keep those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries, their families and caregivers in your thoughts this holiday season. I believe that would make Santa happy as well!! Thank you for the wonderful post @Prakashan B.V!
- Producer14/12/2016How to do Christmas decorating without losing your sanityMartha Stewart and other domestic goddesses have set a very high standard when it comes to decorating for the holidays. But going full Martha Stewart Christmas in your home will not only cost a small fortune, but it can suck up hours and hours of...
Comments14/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks @Miley Summer, some great tips. Leaves my mind a bit more open. I'm not into decorating this year. Maybe I will just put a few things like you mentioned. I bought a 3 ft pre-lit tree last year when my mom became bedridden because I lost my Christmas spirit. This will be our first Christmas without her and I haven't put up a thing, maybe I could find a few things that are still decorative but don't take a lot of time or money. This is helpful!
- Producer12/12/2016DIY: Christmas Light DecorationsOver the past several years, I have been finding ways to streamline the time it takes to decorate my house at Christmas. Previously, I had to drag out the ladder and string out the lights onto little hooks on the rafters and other places, taking up...
- Producer09/12/2016Christmas Then & NowThinking Christmas...This Christmas like every other Christmas is special. In Trinidad & Tobago, Christmas is our spring cleaning season. The smell of paint and the sound of women negotiating with storekeepers for the best deals on drapery and...
Comments11/12/2016 #17 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsChristmas brings both happy and sad memories for me but the happiest memory I have, other than my baby girl's delight during the holidays, occurred as an adult. I was attending a local church and a group of us volunteered to make and serve Christmas Eve dinner at a local soup kitchen for the poor and homeless. We came loaded withe food to cook only to learn that the stove at the facility only had one burner that worked and a oven with a bad temperature gauge. We made do and dinner was eventually served but then the minister called a friend who did repair work on appliances and he volunteered to come that evening and fix the stove (and a refrigerator that barely stayed cool) in time for the next day's Christmas Dinner being prepared by another organization. He asked only to be reimbursed for parts, which the church paid, and gave up his Christmas Eve to make sure everything was fixed.
We then handed out winter hats, gloves, and scarves donated by a company that made ski attire, where one of the members worked. We sang hymns as we worked and an old gentlemen chimed in at the end of one of the hymns asking if we knew the last verse. We didn't even know there was another verse, so he sang it for us in the most beautiful baritone voice I had ever heard. I think everyone in the group had tears rolling down their cheeks by the time he finished. For a few hours these people had warmth, food, laughter, and yes, even love. It was the best Christmas I ever experienced, it set the tone for what Christmas has meant to me since. It was what my grandfather, who abhorred Christmas commercialism, always taught us about Christmas. It isn't just about family and gifts. The foundation of Christmas, no matter where or how it is celebrated, was meant to be a time to reflect on humanity, thankfulness, and giving of ourselves, not of our bank accounts. My humble opinion.11/12/2016 #16 David B. GrinbergVery nice, meaningful and moving buzz, DL. Thank you for writing it. Unfortunately, here in the USA we still continue to experience a so-called "War of Christmas" due to political correctness run amok by the liberal media and political establishment. Every American public institution is afraid to offend anyone by referring to Christmas. They won't even use the term "Christmas Party" anymore. Instead, we have "Holiday Party" and "Winter Celebration," etc. I think this not only undermines the spirit of the season, but freedom of speech and expression -- and I'm Jewish, albeit secular. Just my personal opinion, for whatever it's worth. Your beautiful buzz is appreciated, as are YOU!10/12/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#13 I remember seeing the little boy in a hospital with an oxygen mask, crying & asking... Am I going to die, Miss? I think he was exposed to Chlorine gas. He was so panicked and as the cameras were filming a bomb went off in that hospital, the last standing hospital from what the news said. It made me cry, thinking of what these innocent children and their families are experiencing. If I could have a wish granted, there would be no more wars, hunger or homeless people. But, that wish won't be granted in my lifetime, sadly.10/12/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley#10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher what a beautiful gift for your grandkids! We have come from a similar style of upbringing...kindred spirits. The value of the season comes from the love in our hearts. The story of the Little Match Girl comes to mind. Growing up I always wished the story would have a different end. However, with that final light from that final match, all that was sad on this earth became happy. As I write this Alepo comes to mind...in the coldness of the night I pray and wish for everyone there light and warmth.10/12/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley#11 @CityVP Manjit thank you 😊 ..I have to agree with you on the emptying of the credit card being passed on from generation to generation 😂 All commercialism included, the family time, festivities and underlying love openly displayed can give the world a few moments to pause , as we celebrate love, forgiveness, rebirth, joy, and all the positive elements of living across all boundaries. Thanks so much for sharing 😊🐝🐝10/12/2016 #11 CityVP ManjitChristmas and Easter is the time when I need to keep my mouth shut because people including family want to enjoy this time. No more do I stand in the background in my house pointing my finger as the family put up the Christmas Tree saying "Yeh! you know nothing about this accursed Asherah Tree in thine cult of Christmas!" https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/asherahasherim-bible and knowing just how much effort my family put into erecting a Christmas Tree, that guaranteed that I do not have this particular chore on my annual "things to do" list, having done my Asherah Tree skit a few times, magically I don't expect to ever get asked to do this particular chore. Plus the whole thing is one big commercial fest with the only cult here being the cult of conspicuous consumption. This year the tree went up in the 2nd week in November - every year Christmas is becoming earlier and is that much more pagan in its celebration and I am only talking about our home. What's not to love about these pagan cult celebrations :-)
This year the family have outdone themselves with the grandest Christmas Tree I can remember - and they have mastered the art of it in a way that I could not even begin contemplating and certainly could not do, even if I wanted to. Now the kids are grown up, they own Christmas in our house and this year the oldest grand-child will be conscious of this event and so the kids are teaching their credit card emptying ways to the next generation - as I look upon the Asherah pole and the Winter Solstice http://www.miltontimmons.com/SolsticeandChristmas.html and the real story of Christmas http://www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm & http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Christmas_TheRealStory.htm What I do appreciate is when people see Christmas as personal meaning - so this is all good, all a part of this ritual, the mythical connection and the happy happy's.10/12/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYour mom is wise @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I agree, it is what's in the heart! My grandson's have so many toys and I told my children that I never remembered the gifts I got from others but I do remember the memories we made. I bought my grandsons (and their parents) tickets to ride through a Christmas Village through the Colorado Rockies with lights, synchronized music, meet Santa & Mrs. Clause. And, they will sip on hot chocolate while eating cookies!10/12/2016 #9 Dean OwenHere in Asia Christmas is really for young couples. In Japan getting asked out on a date for Christmas Eve is like being asked to the prom in the US. That said, there is always a run on Christmas turkeys at the supermarket, usually from the expat community. The Christmas lights on Orchard Road in Singapore each year are spectacular. Not much of a Christmas scene here in China although every shop does seem to have the gratuitous fake Christmas tree out. It is really New Year that is important across Asia, a time to be with the family. For me, it will be a traditional sit down turkey dinner with the family followed by our traditional jaunt to The Peninsula Shanghai for their Christmas celebrations and a meeting with Santa. Wish you the best holiday season @Donna-Luisa Eversley09/12/2016 #3 Kevin PashukThanks for the tag @Donna-Luisa Eversley. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it probably is the biggest bucket of memories in our lives - most great, but some sad. It is about family and relationships... a time of year when we all seem to try a bit harder to get along. I think I could get used to a tropical Christmas, but in our part of the world we love the magic of a Christmas snowfall.
Merry Christmas to you Donna-Luisa, and may the spirit of the season permeate your home this coming year. (That goes for all the other bees too.)
- Producer07/12/2016How Not To Become The Christmas JerkMaybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Dr. SuessThese are classic words written by a cherished American treasure, Theodore Geisel. You know him better by his pen name, Dr. Suess.Television further immortalized that same...
Comments17/12/2016 #16 Todd Jones"Surely, I can't be the only one who feels a slight tinge of anxiety this time of the year..."
Slight tinge? What I wouldn't give for a slight tinge. Christmas at the Jones's is reliably a matter of pain, humiliation, and unbridled meltdowns. Our house looks like a homeless encampment for a month, with boxes and paper strewn nilly-willy over every flat-ish surface, including the dog. My wife keeps spread sheets of not only what gift and how much she has spent on each niece and nephew (we have no kids of our own), but also on which Christmas character (Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty etc.) signs the "From" section of each tag. Lord help us if one of these ungrateful imps gets a present from "The Elves" and another doesn't.
Which brings me to Christmas day, with the kids (all in-law nieces and nephews, and all future accountants no doubt) suspiciously eyeballing each other to make sure that the present count is the same. My sister-in-law spent an hour soothing her inconsolable daughter two years ago because everyone received IPads, which apparently made her daughter feel less than special. This is a ten year old kid, mind you, who apparently wanted the other kids NOT to get an IPad more than she wanted to get one.
Apparently I am the only person in the family that finds this madness distasteful. Which makes me the Christmas Jerk.
Our annual tradition includes me combing Craigslist for a new place to live for the month. Christmas? Bah Humbug, I say.08/12/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley"Religion and beliefs aside, the holidays bring out the very best in us as human beings and is second only to the outpouring of care and concern that we exhibit in times of crisis. ".. @Andrew Books View more"Religion and beliefs aside, the holidays bring out the very best in us as human beings and is second only to the outpouring of care and concern that we exhibit in times of crisis. ".. @Andrew Books think you captured how we should all want to be at Christmas . Great post...😊🐝🐝💮 Close08/12/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou brought me back in time @Andrew Books! We grew up poor too. Mom raised 5 children on her own after dad died. We never knew were poor because we were rich with love and so much more. Somehow mom managed to set aside 500.00 each year and spent 100.00 per child at Christmas. Obviously, we didn't know this until after we all were older and the idea of Santa wore off. Mom spent weeks making cookies and her famous Rum- fruitcake prior to Christmas, she always allowed us to help.
Last year before mom passed I had no Christmas spirit. I didn't send cards to many and didn't even put up our tree. I decided this year to fight the blues... it's not easy but I'm putting my pre-lit tree up and decorating. It helps that I'm also hosting a party today! I bought my grandson's, son and daughter in law tickets to ride The Festival of Lights Train in Georgetown Co, which is their main gift. I'm trying to purchase gifts (other than tons of toys) that the boys will hopefully remember.
Thanks for this, you've inspired me to feel even more festive this Christmas, we have a lot to be thankful for, including the addition to my new granddaughter who will be almost 6 months old at Christmas! Best wishes to you and yours!
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- Producer01/12/2016Just Thinking Out Loud: Life with Me is a Limited Time Edition!TimeIn clearing the drafts in my email something popped up, "life with me is a limited time edition." So, here I go wondering where that line came from and saw it was from me - smile! I just have to smile at that cocky line which would have come...
Comments20/12/2016 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#24 I do the same @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I publish as soon as I'm done. I have found many errors after the fact but I fear if I don't publish right away, it will just sit as a draft and become dusty. I'm a procrastinator, so it's all or nothing LOL. Sounds like you may be similar? Maybe not a procrastinator.19/12/2016 #29 Don KerrEmbracing life and all that it offers - good & bad, happy & sad. Mostly a big embrace for my favourite Caribbean princess @Donna-Luisa Eversley (Although someone scolded me for not bestowing the title of Queen! Can't help it, I find a princess much more approachable). Blessings for Christmas.19/12/2016 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley#19 Thank you so much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you are a gem.. 😇 I'm never sure where my thoughts go sometimes but they do take me on a journey and even Ivan amazed when I read it after publishing. My random thoughts or when I think out loud are written and published right away. I am always grateful for the feedback. 🌼🌻🌹03/12/2016 #23 Laura MikolaitisThose are some amazing thoughts @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I like the concept of living incomplete because it leaves the door open for new opportunities and challenges. There is so much waiting for us out there when we choose to seek it.
Being ever evolving enables us to continue to broaden the depths of who we are, and that's a gift really. I really enjoyed reading this and I am so glad to see you writing again my friend!02/12/2016 #22 Alan CullerThanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thoughts. I especially like the 'never stop growing point' - the absence of growth is death -life is about learning and loving. My father was asked at 95 the secret of a long life -he smiled and said "Just keep breathing." :-)
Alan02/12/2016 #21 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Nothing that is complete breathes." ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. "May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5.02/12/2016 #20 Aurorasa SimaThanks for sharing about how you feel and on which note you end this year.
We breathe. It´s all complete. And there can be never completeness for one hunger satisfied gets replaced with more hunger.
Yeah ... you´re a limited edition and a precious one. I like you attitude towards life and love a lot, my dear friend.01/12/2016 #19 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat attitude @Donna-Luisa Eversley, we are all incomplete! When we stop learning, helping, giving- well we stop living. I think we all have days we feel stagnant or may even stagnate temporarily and for me, it's recognizing those times and stepping back up to the plate. Very inspiring Donna and maybe we all need to push each other once in a while if another is withdrawing. We never know another's circumstances, it always helps to know we have others that care because we can't always be 'all that' for everyone. Sometimes we need an extra hug, someone to listen etc... I'm glad I saw you on facebook or I would have reached out to you on here, I would have been very worried about you, my friend. Thank you for this, you have a way of working through things, whatever they may be and coming back with a fervor.01/12/2016 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Life is a paradox of balance." Feeling at peace with our past and full of hope for our future is the way to stay blissfully present to the sorrows and joys of being alive right now. Every minute we can figure out how to balance in the present brings us more fully alive.
The right now is unlimited, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. And one very timely way to celebrate it is with writing straight from the heart.01/12/2016 #12 AnonymousWow, thanks for "thinking out loud" @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I am in full alignment with your thoughts - we are imperfect beings and yet we strive to improve. You captured this so wisely in our looking for those "perfect opportunities to meet my imperfection,". And this process is ongoing - never completed. Bravissimo ! Sharing in Sanctuary hive & on twitter!