British Lung Foundation

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Guys and dolls thx for all the good advice and encouragement you gave me since I've been diagnosed. I think the good Lord sent me to this site when my head was in a mess. Its now time to go down to our holiday place in Knysna where there will be sun, sea and long walks on the beach and I will be off air for 4 weeks. I received this Invitation which I think I will definitely attend and all of you are all invited too, so I'm passing it on!!!! and till next year a blessed christmas:

Remember My Birthday?

As you well know, we are getting closer to My birthday. Every year there is a celebration in My honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that My birthday is getting closer and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of Me. As you know, the celebration of My birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of the celebration.

I remember that last year there was a great feast in My honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts. But, do you want to know something? I wasn't invited. I was the guest of honor and they didn't remember to send Me an invitation.

The party was for Me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in my face... and I wanted to be with them and share their table. In truth, that didn't surprise Me because in the last few years all close their doors to me.

Since I was not invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a great time. To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, saying, "Santa Claus, Santa Claus"... as if the party were in his honor!

At 12 midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug Me and ... do you know ... no one hugged Me. Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for Me.

What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left. Every year it gets worse. People only remember to eat and drink, the gifts, the parties and nobody remembers Me. I would like this Christmas that you allow Me to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all you heart.

I want to share something with you. As many didn't invite Me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I'm still making the final arrangements. Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book. Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party. Those who don't answer the invitation will be left outside.

Do you know how you can answer this invitation? It is by extending it to others whom you care for...

I'll be waiting for all of you to attend my party this year...

See you soon... I love you!


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So very true,but I am not a lover of all the trappings of this party you were not invited to,we as a family only 5 of us,understand that it is the birthday of someone rather special,we do exchange gifts but all this is done without fuss,we have a pretty tree,and as it sparkles I think of the star high in the sky guiding the shepherds, this is the story we were told when young and I told my children,we are not miseries,but also do not look on this occasion as an excuse to be OTT about everything,I am not over religious,don't feel the need to go to church,my heart is my church when I feel the need,so yes I am a believer,but this is done quietly. I am sure we all celebrate in our way,which is fine,as long as we don't forget the reason for this special day, Happy Christmas to you all.


Well said, redted x

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Sadly, the true meaning of Christmas is being taken over by commercialism, and that is so sad.


Lovely post, sadly it is all too true Xx


Amen to that redted.


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