12/14/2012

Christmas Hop

Merry Christmas to 
Urb, Cornelia, Beth, Judi and Chris! 
I picked a few extra winners since I was delayed...
Thanks to everyone for stopping by, I wish you all a fantastic holiday season. 



Hey, we're hopping along again this holiday season, and I know you've got a lot more stops to make and only a few days to do it it in, so I'll make this quick...

There's something about the holiday season that makes us all just a little less cynical, a little more inclined to sympathy and good will. To me the ultimate expression of the holiday spirit is found in my favorite holiday movie, It's A Wonderful Life. You're probably familiar with it... a handsome Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, the banker whose fund are lost through no fault of his own. Clarence the angel shows a despondent George what the world would be like without his presence...and George learns a valuable lesson. Like all good Christmas movies, everything turns out happily ever after.
Because, as Clarence says, "Remember no man is a failure who has friends." The friends George has garnered through being a nice guy all these years end up donating, a dollar here, a dollar there, until they've collected enough to bail George out of trouble.
More than anything the holiday season is a time for remembering that we are not alone upon this Earth. This year in particular I have seen people reaching out to others, in ways big and small, making an impact. The other day I stopped to get gas in town and a grinning boy came out of the convenience store pleased as punch because a customer had purchased his chips when he was a dollar short. Stories are all over the internet of long lines of people paying it forward, picking up the tab for other's drinks, groceries, Christmas shopping, and so forth.
Angles are getting their wings in record numbers this year, and not because bells are ringing, but because people are giving generously, selflessly, willingly.
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blog hop. Please leave a comment and enter to win a copy of your choice of ebooks from my back list. Three winners will be chosen. You MUST leave an email address so I can contact you if you are chosen. Winners will be announced on this page on Dec. 18. Prizes not claimed by DEC 25th will be forfeit. 

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24 comments:

  1. I hope this year I won' cry when George screams at his noisy kids. That scene gets me every time. "Why did we have so many kids?" Thank you for this sweet and warm hearted blog pst. I'm smiling.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win, Lee ^.^ Love your books.

    Erica
    eripike at gmail dot com

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  3. Thanks Lee. I must admit to never having watched It's a Wonderful Life - I'm sure I'll be struck down one day!

    Suze
    Littlesuze @hotmail.com

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  4. Thanks for doing the hop!

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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  5. thank you for the awesome blog hop and wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  6. I so love that film - thanks for the reminder! :)

    albrookeATmeDOTcom

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  7. Thanks for the hop.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  8. That film scene always melts my heart. Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  9. I love that movie! Watch it every Christmas. :D

    morris(dot)crissy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Nice article! Thanks for doing the hop.

    ~Beth
    JPadawan11@gmail.com

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  11. It's weird, I've never seen that movie. Must try now. Happy Holidays!

    Lasha
    mslasha at gmail dot com

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  12. Love this hopping. Count me in please as I love your books.

    ocanana@gmail.com

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  13. oh~ please count me in!


    Judi
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Count me in please! Thanks!
    chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Ahh it is the season to be generous and spread love! I love the movie too my favorite is when Clarence gets his wings. I get chills every time i hear the bell ring.
    sugar_n_spice63830@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks so much, and happy holidays!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. Count me in please. Happy Holidays! :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Random Acts of Kindness or RAK as we called them when I was a Mary Kay Consultant, is is something we all should do. It doesn't just make you, the doer, fell good inside, but the receiver as well, even if it's just a kind smile.
    Thanks for the Hop, Lee! And Happy Holidays.

    ~Rush~
    taina1959@yahoo.com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  20. Thanks for a great giveaway. Merry Christmas! pgan427@yahoo.com

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  21. Thanks for the great giveaway! Can you believe I have never seen that movie? I want to now though!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  22. Thanks for being a part of the hop and for the chance to win!

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  23. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I know it's past the end date but it looks like you haven't drawn yet so I'm going to see if being sneaky will get me a chance to win one of your great books.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Chris
    ceagles48218@yahoo.com

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