"...and good will toward men"

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gentle rain

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"...and good will toward men"
« on: December 25, 2019, 11:17:05 PM »
Today, Christmas 2019, I watched the 2002 Hallmark holiday movie, "Silent Night".

The story is about a group of American and German soldiers during WWII who happen to come together on Christmas Eve and find refuge in the cabin of a German woman and her young son. Insisting all weapons remain outside her cabin, a truce is formed, and these few people, in less than a day, get to know each other—and themselves—in a way they might never have otherwise. And, they become friends.

It once again made me realize how I lived most of my 60+ years with a group of people known as my "family", and never, ever knew who any of them were—let alone fully knowing myself.

I wish a very Merry Christmas to all of you here at OOTS, a family formed by strangers who find refuge from the cold, learn a little bit about each other, and, hopefully, a whole lot about themselves.

Peace and good will to you all!
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« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 08:03:53 PM by gentle rain »

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Not Alone

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Re: "...and good will toward men"
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 03:48:44 AM »
Lovely words. Merry Christmas to you too.

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Re: "...and good will toward men"
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 05:37:14 PM »
That is a great story and sentiment, Gentile Rain.
Peace and Love to you this season.

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Re: "...and good will toward men"
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 08:18:23 PM »
Thank you for that, gentle rain :)

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Re: "...and good will toward men"
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 06:12:02 AM »
It once again made me realize how I lived most of my 60+ years with a group of people known as my "family", and never, ever knew who any of them wereŚlet alone fully knowing myself.

What a spot on and highly descriptive thought that covers my life perfectly.

While being familiar with that story, I've never read the thought you put into words before and I found it deeply satisfying and centering to me. You summarized my 60+ years of life in 37 words and I thank you for that clarity.

Hope you have a very happy and wonderful New Year!

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Re: "...and good will toward men"
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 07:54:10 AM »
What a beautiful, thought-provoking post.   💜