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Merry Christmas From The Frog

Updated on December 23, 2011

It's The Reason For The Season

Lest We Forget

I'd like to say Merry Christmas to all the writers and readers here on this magnificent forum. I also would like to extend a very Merry Christmas wish to the staff who support our efforts. Not being a politically correct frog, I will say Merry Christmas because that is what I celebrate during this holiday season. This is about the birth of Christ above all else and whether you are a believer or not isn't a matter of importance, to me at least it isn't.

This is also about "giving" and I won't launch into a sermon, but I do wish to say that this spirit that is embraced during Christmas should extend, not only during this season, but throughout the coming year, your entire life and beyond. It is truly better to give than receive. Try it on a daily basis rather than just on Christmas day. It actually might reap rewards that you haven't ever experienced before.

Our nation was founded on christian principles no matter how much anyone wants to deny that. Our traditions need to be openly displayed without a lot of political correctness mumbo jumbo and posturing. As I am often fond of saying, "It is what it is." In this particular case it is really about the birth of Christ. If you wish to celebrate it for any other reason that is a personal decision. Don't foist anything on anyone who wishes to celebrate the reason for the season.

So again, have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous coming New Year if that is possible.

I'm just sayin...

Sing A Song Of Joy


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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I know it's not Christmas, but it's always the Christmas season in my heart. Blessings

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Enlyndia - Better late than never and blessings upon your house this year.

      The Frog

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      Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

      Awesome's funny cause one of my husbands phrases is "it is what it is"...Merry Christmas (belatedly) and have a Happy New I am going back to hear Kermit sing. Blessings

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Ditto, Frog. And give Kermit a Howdy for me.

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      Mitch Alan 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!!!

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      TSAD 6 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Dreaming of a white Christmas this year?

      Merry Christmas Froggy and a Happy New Year

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      Partisan Patriot 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas Froggy and a Happy New Year defeating Barrack Obama at the polls; now that's really giving all of America a gift!!!!!!!!

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      HB - That particular ornament sits in a prominent spot on my humble frog tree.

      The Frog

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Merry Christmas Frog and thank you for putting my "man" Kermit on here.

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      Pegasis 6 years ago

      Wishing for you and yours a wonderful Christmas, Jim.

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Merry Christmas my Green Brother! (You know what I mean) Hooooah!

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      anjegirl 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

      No idea how my comment came out sooooooooo fragmented== didn't look like this when I wrote it. Joy and Love in the New Year

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Merry Christmas to you Frog Prince.

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      anjegirl 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

      Hi Frog,

      What a good idea this was!!! In the early 70's I went through the windshield of a car, died and went to Heaven. Due to circumstances of my childhood I was

      "agnostic" at the time. Although lots and lots of people have had this experience it was not until the past decade that the doctors involved in these near death

      experiences began to acknowledge them as such and began

      to call these "miracles." Of course the scientists still say that we all have the same experience because of brain waves, but they are notoriously late in

      "getting" all things that are not able to be proven in a lab.

      Everyone has similar and different experiences on this journey and I have read hundreds of stories on this subject and my favorite by far is a tiny book entitled

      "Embraced By the Light." This is an amazing read!!!

      There were 8-9 books of the Bible that were "left out" of the many,many translations, revisions and editings of future publications. I have studied those and there are two "themes" that flow through those lost books of the Bible that are the two things that most of the people bring back from a near Death experience. They are reincarnation and love.

      When you die and go to Heaven you come back KNOWING that

      "reincarnation" is part of the process of life and death. You also KNOW that you will continue to die and reincarnate UNTIL you learn to love everyone who God created. You have to love the murderers,the rapists,the

      gays,the communists,(the Clintons)the monsters who abuse and torture children and animals(Michael Vick)and we even have to love the idiots who are running our country off into the ditch! And until we do this we all will have to exit Heaven and come back and start again. The lost books of the Bible speak about this over and over again.

      When people don't believe this, I ask them this

      question: If our God is a loving God and if we only live one life on Earth then how in the world are so many kids born into places on Earth where their whole lives will consist of sitting in 120 degree heat covered in flies in

      the baren places of India or Africa where their whole lives are about starvation, disease and unspeakable conditions? A loving God would not do this!! Those children are the rapists, murderers and monsters from a previous lifetime and when you die and go to Heaven, you come back knowing this. Everyone who dies and goes to Heaven, no matter how long you are there or who or what you see while there, you know you do not want to come back to Earth and from all accounts of these trips everyone comes back wanting to change their lives or the world in some large or small way.

      For me, I decided when I came back to try really hard to love all those who I encountered and to do one thing every single day for someone else and for four decades I have done this. I also decided to walk through life with a big smile on my face. In the 70's when I began to practice random acts of kindness in my life and smile at everyone,it was sooo easy and when I smiled at others they always smiled back at me. Today I will walk through Wal-Mart smiling at everyone and almost no one returns my smile. I get a lot of blank stares and even huge frowns today from others and it just shows me that we are going in the wrong direction in America and it is really, really sad but I am not frustrated because I know the truth. I can't tell you how easy it is when you are looking to find someone who needs your help. Opening a door for an elderly person or letting another car go when it is "your turn" or helping someone in a

      wheelchair across an intersection. I once stopped traffic for twenty minutes in the middle of the day on Hollywood and Vine to help a Vietnam vet across the street. He had a bad wheel on his chair and I saw that there was no way he would get across this busy intersection before the light changed. So I parked my Suburban in the middle of the intersection so people had to wait and then when I realized he needed a new wheel on his chair, I offered to take him to a place to get it fixed and made the traffic wait while I loaded him and his wheelchair into my truck. People were honking and screaming and the police came. When the police realized what I was doing they stopped the traffic for us.

      So my point here is that if you know that you will reincarnate until you love all God's creatures, it is life changing and if you look around there is always someone who could use your help if only for a minute,

      so I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to try to do one little thing for someone else every time you leave your home and not just at Christmas and I challenge you to walk through life with a big smile on your face. That alone brings faith and joy to those around you who are awake enough to notice your smile. Jesus is the reason for the season and all the other seasons of our lives.

      And just when I thought I was finished with my message here the news came on my TV. The first story was about the tens of thousands of people who stood outside department stores all night last nite to buy the annual Nike Air Jordan tennis shoe, which this year are $180 and how they all trampled each other and got into fights that police had to break up from coast-to-coast. Shame on Nike, Micheal Jordan and all the "designers" of the world who charge an extra hundred or a thousand dollars for a clothng item because their names are on them.

      And the next story was about Garth Brooks who was shopping at Utica Square today in Tulsa when he saw two little women unloading a big truck of goods for the Bed, Bath and Beyond Store. He stopped and helped them until the truck was unloaded and when I saw this story it reminded me of another Garth Brooks story that made the front page of Oklahoma papers decades ago. Garth had only been famous for about two years at that time and Tulsa where he has lived for decades was covered in ice and snow. Garth had given his father in law a brand new Lincoln Town Car for Christmas and while out on a test drive they saw a young couple with a baby wrapped in a blanket walking through the snowstorm. Garth stops and picks them up and takes them home. In speaking to them he learned that the dad had just lost his job and their car was terminally broken and were really down on their luck. They did not know who he was when he dropped him off at home. The next day Garth went to their house where he gave them the keys to his father-in-laws new Lincoln along with the title and a receipt for insurance on that car for the next two years and $5000. That was when their families and neighbors told them who Garth was. Garth never told them. Nike and Michael Jordan could take a page from Garth's play book for life. He and Oprah will have houses on the same street as Jesus when they die and I would bet my boots on the fact that these two are living their last lifetime. They get it and have even teamed up over the years to do amazing things for others. Ask yourself this season if you are Michael Jordan or Garth Brooks?

      Love you, Frog and thanks for starting this conversation.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours and joy for the upcoming year!! Analise

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      Ghost32 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you, Frog, and may the lilies bloom ever on your pad.

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      FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Merry Christmas Frog, and may the New Year bring you joy.


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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      Frog - Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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      moonstruck4ever 6 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

      Merry Christmas to you and yours dear Frog!!!

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      poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Dear Frog ~ a most Merry, Merry Christmas to you sir. You have often made me think and this morning you have also made me smile. I love Kermit!

      I also really appreciate you pointing out that our great nation was founded on Christian principals no matter what the PC police want us to think. I wonder if they have considered that was is PC changes over time and they are hurting themselves as much as anyone else by trying to drown out voices that were made to be free.

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      Stu 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas Frog!!!

      And a great New Year!!


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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.


      Yes, great reminder my friend. This nation became a nation because .. A group of very cool gentlemen felt like some stuffed shirts wearing funny wigs were taking away freedoms that were given to men by their CREATOR, and that that those dudes in stuffed shirts and funny wigs didn't have the credentials to take away those freedoms. If someone chooses not to believe in that creator, they have the freedom to do so. I respect that freedom, but to deny that it is hub of our foundation, makes that person a danger to that freedom.

      Okay, your hub .. Should leave my soap box at home. good to see ya back bro, and Merry Christmas.


      Sorry to hear about the flu girl. Merry Christmas!


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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Merry Christmas FP! Everyone here has been dropping with the flu....hope you are spared and have a wonderful holiday! I voted you up and everything as always:)

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      Naomi's Banner 6 years ago

      Have a very Merry Christmas Frog and a blessed and prosperous new year and yes if we truly believe in the message of Christ then we can be prosperous in spite of the direction our government may go! God bless you! I look forward to a new year with you and all my other friends on and off Hubpages!

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      Rickgyver 6 years ago

      Dytto to ya Froggy!

      I may have a pipe dream goin on here but I do look forward to the day when all of America wakes up to the seriousness of WHY this time of year is so important, and The PC Police will give way to the Christian truth that Jesus Christ is still intimidating people after over 2,000 years. If HE weren't why do they continue to try and silence HIS name everywhere?


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      Lynn S. Murphy 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas right back atcha!!! and have a Blessed New Year.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      Merry Christmas may 2012 bring "change we really can believe in" hopefully we can toss the dum dem bums out.

      Either way have a JOLLY CHRISTMAS-Ribbit from one lizard to another


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Merry Christmas, Jim! May 2012 bring you much peace, happiness and good health!

      Check out my Holiday Merriment so you know I was thinking of you, my froggy friend!

      Voted UP & AB, mar.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Merry Christmas Frog!



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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas Frog have a beautiful Christmas..Thank you for your thoughtful hub..

      God bless,


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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Merry Christmas, Frog Prince.