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    I was going to wish y’all a Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas, but two days ago I finished the book When Breath becomes Air. The next day I watched a Rabbi speak on TV. Both times I was reminded that this may be a difficult time for many, family issues, jobs, financial, death of a loved one and of course there is Wegeners. So it is my prayer and wish for you to have peace. This one day is built up for sales, money, gifts and it shouldn’t be. If you have little ones enjoy it through their innocence. If you celebrate it religiously then lean into the prayer. If it is secular, then by all means, tell yourself you don’t have to do anything. It is unfortunate that we feel forced to give gifts or go to parties and events when we would rather be home. By all means, try to lift any self imposed pressure. Relax with some good music and think of the good things in your life.
    My pleasure will be in sharing a hilarious memory with you. We know office holiday parties are just an extension of work. You show up, dress conservatively, limit your drinks to two. Well, about thirty years ago I was at an office party, think Mad Men. A lovely middle aged woman was topped out. She said to the new guy, who happened to be very handsome, ‘Boy, your area really produces some studs.’ I was eating and almost choked. One of the coworkers said ‘Do you know what you just said?’ Lady answered ‘Yes, I love studs, you know, potatoes.’ At that point people were falling on the ground and someone said ‘You mean spuds.’ Lady said ‘well, after all he is from Idaho.’ Handsome young man who was by now beet red gently responded, ‘No, I am from Iowa.’ This is a true story. I hope I brought a smile to your face and a giggle to your gut.
    Be kind to yourself and be well.
    Masha
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    Thank you Masha, for the funny story, wise words, and warm wishes. May you also find peace and enjoyment in this time of solstice, snow, and other things. Hugs to you.

    Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Tapatalk
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Merry Christmas Masha

    Thank you for being so thoughtful and caring allways. I love reading your posts. Your presence here is heart warming.
    Alysia
    dx 2008


    Here, in this forum, I have found my sweet eternal love, my beautiful Phil.. :
    https://www.wegeners-granulomatosis.com/forum/threads/4238-pberggren-memorial-thread
    "You are my sunshine", he used to sing to me... "you make me happy, when skies are grey" I still answer him.
    Rest in Peace, my brave Batman and take care of your weggies from heaven, until we meet again.

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    Merry Christmas and Happy holidays Masha

    Thank you for the laugh
    I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you
    Keep Smiling
    Michelle


    Live your life in a way that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip - WILL ROGERS

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