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Full Nest Syndrome: Like Christmas

by Marilyn Loy Turner from issue 42

I used to think everyday should be like Christmas. I still think so. Not the commercialism, of course, but the good will to all mankind...

The opening of the heart is so much more important than the opening of gifts. The spirit of love and helpfulness that is given to those less fortunate. The coming together of families to share fellowship and food.

Now I think everyday should be like the fourth of July. A time when our veterans are honored, our flags are displayed, our red, white and blue t-shirts come out of hiding. When we unite as a proud nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

Wouldnt it be a perfect world if we could indeed live everyday with the spirit of Christmas love in our hearts and the noble pride of country in our souls?

In this time of fear and turmoil uncertainty abounds. I dare every citizen, every man, woman and child to live as if this day was a last holiday. Live as if you dont know what is going to happen tomorrow, or if there is going to be a tomorrow. Live as if it is the fourth of July and love as if it is Christmas.

When you think about it, there is a true holiday right between July fourth and Christmas.

It is called Thanksgiving.

Need I say more?

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