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1. People always matter more than things.
2. Be grateful because you are blessed. Many will have a sad or lonely Christmastime.
3. Giving causes joy (which is sturdy happiness).
4. Hope came as a baby. Hope is how we carry on. Sometimes lighting a candle helps us remember this.
5. Hugs and kisses make some of the best gifts.
What Things do you want to teach your kids this Christmas? No kids? Then leave your suggestions for the rest of us blind beggars.
(UPDATE 2/5: Lisa Minnich! Congratulations. Chip guessing is YOUR talent. You were the closest with your guess of 68. The answer is 79. It seems the jar was more round then many of you determined.)
I love chocolate, so my first giveaway is just that. Twixels is a lot like Twix, this is, if Twix were fortunate enough to be born in New England and go to private school were they wear matching V-neck sweaters with shield patches. (Notice the Triple Chocolate…obviously the preppy type.) The King Size Reese’s speaks for itself. Enjoy the vintage Reese’s commercial below, too. Hey kids, in the 1980′s, teens walked around snacking straight out of peanut butter jars-all the time!
I’m sending out both of these to the FIRST visitor who guesses most closely to the correct number of chocolate chips in the glass jar. Please, don’t reply on Facebook, just here, in the “leave a comment” section. Happy February! (Note: If you win, this prize may also be sent to a friend.)
I hope Christmas went well. I’m throwing out a question, or two, to you. Take a few seconds and think about your hopes, and wishes…
What do you wish for in the New Year, that can’t be bought? (This doesn’t have to be profound)
And for fun– what is the worst, or silliest Christmas gift you’ve ever gotten? Mine would have to be one of the numerous re-gifts I’ve gotten from family members. It’s hard to pick just one.
One of the stinkers, for me, was the Mickey Mouse red collared polo shirt that exactly matched my husband’s shirt gift. It sported at least 300 Mickey heads, and a USA theme. Really tacky. Strangely enough, this was NOT a re-gift. It came with a receipt from Sears. When I took both items back, they were worth $1.75. Should I keep them, I thought? Nah! I took the cash and bought a small beverage.
Friend and silly man, Jon Acuff wins so far for silliest gift. Check out his great website.