Christmas Greetings From Us To You

christmas greetingsOur Similarities, Not Our Differences

By now, you all might be so tired of me saying this is the most wonderful time of the year. Does it mean that everything is perfect in your or my life? No, it simply means I am grateful to be here; to be walking, talking, seeing (with some challenges after my surgery) and happy to be sending you Christmas greetings.

Not all of us writing and contributing to this blog celebrate Christmas but we all celebrate life, love, friendship and community. We all hope for a world where there would be more places where Peace is the order of the day. We all hope that despite the religious, political, spiritual or any other differences that divide us, they would some day soon take a back seat. We all pray in different languages, tongues and voices that we would be united instead by all that we have in common.

Christmas Greetings From Our Contributors

Neelma Tashfeen

Take our Contributor, Neelma Tashfeen, for example who is a citizen of Pakistan. Neelma has shared several aspects of life in her country and I feel as if she is part of my wider family – humanity. As we approach the holidays in the “western world,” Neelma was the first to accept the invitation to send Christmas greetings to you our readers:

Here is a greeting from Pakistan to our friends all over the world. Wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and rocking Christmas! This is the time when we must all forget the differences and boundaries and raise above the geographical boundaries to join hands to make this world a better living place for all of us. Please, do not forget those less privileged ones around you (on Christmas Day) who may not be as fortunate as we are. Make them a part of your happiness. CHEERS!

This blog relocated from Blogger to this its new home here at WordPress. When we moved, one of the things uppermost in my mind was how to make it more communal, bringing varying perspectives with one common idea – empowering women at whatever stages of their lives they might be. I searched high and low to find women who shared this and to my good fortune came up Alexis Ali. Admittedly, although she never said this, her hesitation to open up to me and then with you our readers was clear. As the months went by, she did and let us into some of her deepest, most vulnerable places. Today, Alexis offers this Christmas greetings to one and all:

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Alexis and her twin enjoying Christmas

Hey guys! Merry Christmas from Minnesota. I am spending the holidays with my friends and family here and enjoying all that a Minnesota winter has to offer… without much snow sadly. But this time of year makes me sentimental and I realize more and more that I am incredibly blessed by the people around me and the love they give. So I wish you all the warmest and happiest of holiday seasons. For those of you who are having a tough time, remember, you are not alone and things never stay the same for long. So grab those people around you and be brave enough to show all your love for them. Tis’ the season after all! HO HO HO Merry Christmas!!!

More To Come…

christmas greetingsTomorrow, on the eve of Christmas Eve, we will have some more greetings for you! In the meanwhile, do share your Christmas greetings through this medium, with us and to those who you have met on these pages. Remember, you are always invited to be a part of this community by joining my mailing list. When you subscribe, you receive one daily email update of our post, as well as my free monthly newsletter that includes an affirmation poster.

The New Year will bring some exciting new developments and offers for subscribers, including free downloads of any E-Book that I publish. Did you get your copy of my latest – Before The Year Ends? It is not too late, obviously, so grab your copy today here!

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

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Claudette P. Esterine

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41 thoughts on “Christmas Greetings From Us To You

  1. I love this time of year too! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too girl!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Same to you Shannon, same to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  2. Eileen xo

    Claudette, I wish you and all of the wonderful contributors a wonderful Christmas! Whether they celebrate Christmas or any other Holiday, I agree so important to realize it may not be the same Holiday we are celebrating, but let all embrace and share peace, joy, and celebration

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much Eileen! We all got some rest and for that we are grateful! Hope you enjoyed your holidays as well! πŸ™‚

  3. Merry Christmas have been enjoying my visit looking forward to what you offer in future

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you very much! Hope you had a great season! πŸ™‚

  4. So beautiful Christmas greetings! Happy Holidays!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Happy Holidays to you as well! πŸ™‚

  5. Because... I'm cheap

    Lovely πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Hope you had a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  6. […] for me, going to bed early was the only option left. Worried that I would not be able to post the Christmas greetings from some of the Contributors, I prayed that morning would bring relief. Am I going blind? Is that […]

  7. dltolley

    So love this! Merry Christmas to you! And a wonder-filled New Year!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Merry Christmas Diane! At least we here in Alberta will have somewhat of a white one! πŸ™‚

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Merry Christmas to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  9. that’s why I feel the Spirit of Christmas, Have a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Ms Claudette

      The Spirit of Christmas is a powerful one, if we can put aside all the differences and focus on the similarities! A great and Happy Holidays to you Lexie! πŸ™‚

  10. i hope your after surgery challenges aren’t too severe but i am so glad that you can see well enough to keep up the encouragement & great posts here. I look forward to all that your blog has to offer in 2016

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much Michelle! And we look forward to the 2016 as well to continue and build on what we started here! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  11. It’s wonderful how universal the joy of this season is. I’m glad we all find common ground there.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Could not agree with you more Liz! This was a challenging year when it comes to diversity, tolerance and acceptance. Do hope we did even just a little bit to foster all! Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family! πŸ™‚

  12. Exactly its not about difference but celebrating each others strengths as a community. Fostering a sense of community is what makes this time of year special.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes Ana, it really is and we hope you felt a part of ours as we did yours! All the best for the holidays and looking forward to 2016! πŸ™‚

  13. Victoria

    Merry Christmas to you and for your family. I hope we had a peaceful Christmas

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, that is my prayer – that Peace will reign supreme this Christmas and into 2016! Merry Christmas to you Victoria! πŸ™‚

  14. Elizabeth O.

    Thanks for the warm Christmas greetings, ladies! It was a blast reading all you posts from the past months! I look forward to more, Happy Holidays!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Happy Holidays to you Elizabeth and we too look forward to sharing with you and visiting with you in the New Year! Namaste. πŸ™‚

  15. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to following in the new year!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Merry Christmas to you as well and I look forward to journeying with you in the New Year! Namaste! πŸ™‚

  16. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Happy New Year, too.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Robin and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! πŸ™‚

  17. Happy holidays to you. May the new year be grand.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I really do hope it will be a grand new year for all of us! Happy Holidays to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  18. I love the community nature of your site and how everyone’s views are respected. I am the same way on my site. People comment on that, too, so it must be rare!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you and a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  19. It is kinda sad that we have to spend so much time reminding people that we are to respect each other’s opinion.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it gets tiresome especially at this time of the year when some get upset when you don’t “remember THEIR reason for the season.” I was reading another blog earlier, Ana’s, and she did a post on the history of Christmas. Now, you don’t have to agree or believe in the evolution of the tradition – but some people do and that is their right. I for one follow Jesus’ teachings but I have my own perspective on who he was. I also follow the teachings of other Masters and have my perspective as to who they were as well. More than half the problems we have today have to do with dogma!

  20. What a fabulous world it would be if we would just live and let live. It is amazing how many people want to force their views down the throats of others when a more gentler approach many times yielded more and even sometimes form friendships. Let every man be fully persuaded in his/her mind. Be happy with what you believe in and respect what the other person believes in.

    1. Ms Claudette

      The cynic in me thinks – if you are so steadfast in your belief, what does it matter what I believe? Do you thing and leave me to do mine. If there is a pearly gate, when we get there I will sort out my stuff with the big guy! If there isn’t one, then you will sort out your stuff with Whatever! πŸ™‚

  21. Love this – perfect reminder of the spirit of the season, despite your faith!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you – that was our intention! Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚

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