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Faith Unstoppable

Updated on September 28, 2012

You know there was a time when you spoke about the military, people spoke with such pride of our troops. When people saw a family that had a son, daughter, husband, or wife that was in one of the military service, they would stop and speak always asking how they was doing and if they needed anything to just call.

Churches would hold prayers for families and friends that may need some spiritual guidance, faith so strong that no one ever felt alone.

I come from a small town and people pulled together to help one another through the good times and bad times. A town where when you walked down the sidewalk you could always count on someone to say hello, and talk for a bit.

Store owners would offer help to those who couldn’t quite afford groceries by either donating them or giving a line of credit so that no one went hungry. These were family people also, so they understood what it was like to go without at times.

The best thing about small towns and the people in them is the holiday seasons. People decorating for every occasion and helping those decorate that couldn’t do it for themselves. Holidays were special, Valentines would fill the town and homes with the beautiful red heart banners, and the smell of chocolate candy that was giving to their sweetheart.

Easter brought about a yard full of wild flowers of different colors, also known as flocks. Children running to find all the eggs they can and the treats that would follow.

July 4th what a special day seeing all the flags that would be flowing in the wind, the families and friend that would all show up for the beautiful display of fireworks that would light up the nights sky.

Halloween what a joy to be able for one night to be whatever you wanted to be. From a cowboy to a witch, all kinds of wonderful costumes to be seen, some handmade, and some store bought. But all in the spirit of joy and happiness. Children laughing, running as fast as they can from house to house, getting their buckets and bags filled with all kinds of goodies.

Thanksgiving what a amazing holiday, where people would gather at homes of family and friends to join in a festive gathering of the smell of unforgettable cooking, so much food that you just didn’t know where to start, some started with the dessert first. But after all the eating, most were stuffed more than the turkey was.

Then there was Christmas, the day to give praise to the Lord, this day is one that fills children young and old alike with the spirit. Decorating the house inside and out, with lights of different colors and putting up the tree, with ornaments that have been in the family for years and passed down. The homes that were filled with the scent of fresh pine, along with cookies and pies bake fresh.

Parents telling children that they better be asleep at a certain time or Santa Claus wont come. Waking up Christmas morning only to see that presents are under the tree and just filled with anticipation to see what Santa had brought for them.

The memories of these holidays and feeling loved by all that was part of them. There is nothing stronger than faith and love that is unstoppable.

Times have changed and now people are so busy that they don’t have or just don’t take the time to be part of something that brings so much happiness by helping one another. Giving is so much more than material items, it is being able to smile and bring a little joy to another by simply saying Merry Christmas, or Happy Thanksgiving. Whatever the season or holiday, or just a day in general, letting someone know that there is people out there that still care, and willing to lend that helping hand.

That is Faith Unstoppable.


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      Dbro 4 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thanks for sharing your memories of the holidays in your small town. I have similar memories, though most of my childhood was spent in the city. Perhaps it's more a question of the era we grew up in than where we grew up.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      A very nice hub indeed. Yes it does seem that things are not as they were. But when there is a genuine need people still step forward.


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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your memories (which are also our memories) of the good ole days. You remind us to invest time in the parts of our lives that really matter. Good topic!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very true---great hub. You are right, celebrating and sharing happiness is no longer the same as before. People are too busy in their own affairs. Thanks for sharing this emotional hub.

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      Maanasi Radhakrishnan 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Faith and hope is what keeps life going indeed!!! Great Hub

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Very true! Great hub! I believe that there are still places where you can find this. Unfortunately, they are not the norm. Thank you for this hub!

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      milleramanda53 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank You all...

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub, brings back memories for me I still remember going to church on Easter Morning in my little ruffle dress with matching hate and gloves, or taking offerings for Lottie Moon at our annual Christmas party. Voted up, awesome and so much more we could all learn from this hub. Life is about having faith that God will take care and provide for us all we really need to do is live.

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      GClark 5 years ago from United States

      Wonderful hub and reminds me of a small town my ex-sister-in-law grew up in and later returned to. Having visited there myself plus heard many tales, I have to say I truly have felt a touch of envy about missing out on living in a town where everyone knows and cares about one another just as you have described.

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      Lori Hrdina 5 years ago

      So beautiful and the memories that it holds. Keep up the great writing.

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      milleramanda53 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank You Very Much

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks for writing this terrific hub. A great reminder.

      I'm sharing this.