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Nov 1, 2005

Why is it people feel we have to only give on holidays? What the hell makes a certain day so special that we decide to give gifts on the particular day? Or better yet...Why are we brainwashed to think this? Why is giving a dying art? Why does it seem most people are looking at it like a nuisance? A burden? A huge pain in the ass?!

Every year around Christmas time I ask these questions. WHY?!? I just don't get it. I find myself giving all year 'round. I love giving. If I see something I think someone I know would like. I get it for them. No special reason, no occassion, want nothing in return. Just love making people happy and giving. But, even tho I do this. If I don't giving or giving in return on those occassions like Christmas...I'm looked at as ungrateful...or rude... or however you what to look at it. Then I'm to suffer through guilt trips. What the hell? Do that not rememebr all I did for them during the year? And all the other past years?! Does this seem right to anyone else? Make much sense? I give to people...all year around and for nothing in return. I ask for nothing, I take nothing. But looked down upon if I didn't give on these certain days? And when I do give and let them know I want nothing in return. I get funny looks. As if I'm completely insane....Ok... well I am completely insane... but that is bsides the point!

Just all seems so daft to me.

I guess if some people want to only take the time and energy to do it on a few select days out of the year.... that is fine. You're hang up. Not mine. I know where it's at. I just think it is sad that giving generously and out of the good of one's heart, and not because some "Marketing Scam" told us a dying animal. The holidays should be about family, love, and togetherness. Not a reason for stress and anxiety.

That is just my opinion tho...

Much love to all!

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Posted: Tuesday November 1, 2005, 6:00 pm
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Patricia S. (40)
Thursday November 3, 2005, 7:00 pm
Cathy, I agree with you. Like you I am an all-year-round-giver. As I have told some of my friends: Every day is special. I don't give because I have to. I give because I want to.


Cathy Brennan
female, age 30, single
Rochester, NH, USA
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