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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


Keeping Christmas


Blog Posted:12/8/2009 1:38:00 PM
Whatever personal religious persuasian each one of us may hold, the spirit that surrounds the holiday season can bring out reminders for us to reach out a bit more, to care a little more, to act upon our charitable instincts a little more.....and hopefully, have softer, kinder hearts. A quote from a Peter Marshall prayer that says.."Oh, God, if only we would keep Christmas the whole year through".... if only we not "spend" Christmas, nor "observe" Christmas. But instead if we were to "KEEP" Christmas---keep it as it is...in the heart of each one of us, day after day...not just in this season of giving. Let us keep it in our hearts to stay. Merry Christmas to you all, dear Soupers!
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  1. Date: 12/17/2009 5:15:00 AM
    Beautifully said, Carrie...wishing you, your family and friends a blessed and happy Christmas....Your good friend - Tim

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  1. Date: 12/12/2009 3:30:00 AM
    "That Christmas smile" remember when we were small, and Santa left the perfect gift......that is the smile I love to see on everyones face daily....Have a beautiful Christmas, and Happy New Year......always, Christy

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:15:00 PM
    This is a wonderful, uplifting message, Carrie! I'm sure we will all try to keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts throughout the year. The world will be a better place if we succeed. Merry Christmas and much love to you, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 4:06:00 PM
    Yes, if only Christmas love for all mankind could extend the whole year through, that would be so wonderful

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:04:00 AM
    I agree, Danielle! The biggest hearts are found right here among the Soupers! :)

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:19:00 PM
    Most of us ARE kind to others the year-round. That's the kind of people you find here at The Soup. Happy Holidays! ***Danielle***

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 7:57:00 PM
    Merry Christmas to you too, dear Carrie. Love, Lainie

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 7:45:00 PM
    great thoughts to ponder ...... we should definitely keep this spirit burning 24/7/365.............wishing you and your family all the best this christmas season!

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 6:17:00 PM
    Love your blog today! What a wonderful message. Merry Christmas to you and may it's wonderful spirit spill over into the hearts of all everyday of the year! Smiles from Lolita

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 6:01:00 PM
    Nice message, Carrie and I agree. let's! Thanks for sharing your heart here and with your poetry. Best wishes, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Keeping Christmas all year long is a beautiful thing. Happy Holidays, Carrie! Love, Iolanda

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