Monday, December 04, 2006

GIFT Challenge

Carl V over on Stainlees Steel Droppings has come up with a Great Idea!!
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.~Francis C. Farley
Why is it that it seems easier somehow to give of oneself during this time of year? Why is it acceptable, especially for men, to bask in nostalgia, tradition, and love for your fellow man during the month of December and not in the heat of July? I’m getting a bit off track here. It all comes back to giving and sharing, which is the point of this latest challenge.

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.~Augusta E. Rundel

The 2006 G.I.F.T. Challenge. Giving Inspiration, Fostering Tradition.

What you agree to do, if you choose to participate, is to partake of and/or post on any 4 of the following:
Christmas movies
Christmas novels/short stories
Christmas songs
Christmas poems
Christmas traditions
Christmas memories

For whichever 4 things you choose you will post about them. That is where the giving comes in. Giving of yourself for the shared edification and inspiration of others. Your favorite Christmas movie, story, song, etc. may just inspire others to try it out. At the very least we will share in your joy and enthusiasm as you give us a glimpse into who you are by sharing memories, traditions, and favorites..

“Where is the challenge?”, you may ask. The challenge comes in here: two of your 4 choices must either involve something completely new to you or something you haven’t read or watched in an inordinately long amount of time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool idea - so where do we post? I have a couple of things that I can post as favorite songs - memories hum that's a bit harder; traditions? - well I can work on that - just let me know where we are to post and I'll do my best to participate - this sounds like fun - lot's of postings put on your blog yesterday - you were very busy - E :)

3:02 AM, December 06, 2006  

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