Merry Christmas

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For my entire life, Christmas has been the commercial beast that people complain about. Whether it what used to sell toys or gadgets (adult toys), whether it featured a coke inspired Santa Claus or a group of elves, whether it came with a modern soundtrack or not is not really the point.

Deep, somewhere buried beneath all the hastily discarded wrapping paper, instruction booklets, chocolate wrappers, and well intentioned greeting cards is the real point to Christmas. Somewhere beyond the dollar signs are some true solid values we should not lose sight of.

Family

Love

Respect

Peace

Forgiveness

Charity

Tolerance

Warmth of heart

For anyone who can get behind these things (and the other positive core values that I have forgotten in my rush to get this written), I want to wish you a

Merry Christmas

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Merry Christmas, brother. Getting Mission Impossible: Fallout wasn’t all bad. Chuckle.

  2. Heide says:

    I can get behind your whole list, Anthony, 100%. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. leggypeggy says:

    A perfect set of values. Merry Christmas.

  4. Merry Christmas! Wishing peace, love and happiness, and a successful new year to all.

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