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Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 24, 2010

My brother lives in Australia, and I love chatting to him on the phone. He recently told me a true event from his neighborhood I had to share with my fellow Sparkers. To me, it is a wonderful analogy of our attitude here at SparkPeople.com. Here is my brother's story.

"One of our neighbors has an incredible Christmas lights display each year. We really look forward to seeing his lights go up in their yard and on the house every Christmas.

This year a new neighbor moved in down the street, and put up a Christmas display to beat anything we've ever seen.

As awesome as this display is, everyone started asking our old neighbor when he intended to put up his usual display. He just smiled. "How can I compete with that?" he said, pointing down the street.

Still all our neighbors kept encouraged him to try.

We came home the other day to discover our neighbor had indeed put up his Christmas lights.

Flashing brightly on the side of his house was a large white arrow, pointing toward the new neighbor's awesome display."

Merry Christmas everyone!

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    2584 days ago
  • SJG1953
    2584 days ago
    What a great thing to do. Unselfish.
    2586 days ago
  • ASMPP1
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    ETA: Merry Christmas!
    2586 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2010 11:08:35 PM
    Thats cute! I never knew your brother was in Australia. Do you use Skype to call him over the internet computer to computer? If not you'll love me for it once you do! It's how I talk to my boyfriend long distance for free. You can either to video to video or just allow the audio portion. As long as you both either have a microphone or a webcam it will work. Let me know if you have any questions!!! I have a good friend of mine that is living in Australia right now and we skype call all the time to catch up. Even if its just for a few minutes. It's almost like going out for coffee with someone because they are right there infront of you. A bit weird if you aren't used to it but I love technology for bringing me closer to my Boyfriend and friends. Merry Christmas again! Let me know what you end up doing. For me, I'm getting together with my brother in laws family and my family and we're heading to a 6pm mass then back to their house for appetizers. I'm definately going to eat beforehand!!!
    2587 days ago
    I love it!
    2587 days ago
    Thanks for the giggle, and merry Christmas.
    2587 days ago
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