Wishing Everyone Who Passes By This Blog A Happy Christmas

Β I am reminded by my life and contacts in social media that some of us enjoy a Christmas surrounded by those who love them and can celebrate that blessing with traditional feasting, and for others it is a time of significant bleakness when their emotional or physical isolation from those they hold dear is magnified by separation and sometimes indifference.

Readers of this blog come under both categories and I know, often on the grounds of survival and understandable pride, that people can pretend to be in happier circumstances than they really are so as to protect themselves from undue scrutiny.

Whatever our circumstances, and needless to say I hope they are ones informed by love and a sense of security, we all have the gift of kindness in our hearts and may we reach out to ourselves and those around us and touch each other with a sense of being valued this Christmas and in the New Year.



About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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57 Responses to Wishing Everyone Who Passes By This Blog A Happy Christmas

  1. Lucy Brazier says:

    A very poignant post, Peter. And so very true. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you.

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  2. mikesteeden says:

    Fine words Peter. Have a splendid time.


  3. Peter, as eloquent as always. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and only the best in 2017. You are a treasure.

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  4. catterel says:

    Exactly. Perfectly put. Christmas blessings on you and and yours xx

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  5. inaschroderszeeders says:

    Christmas can be very lonely. I hope you will have a merry Christmas! x

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  6. davidprosser says:

    Thank you Peter. I wish you a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

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  7. ksbeth says:

    beautiful and so true, there are many things we may never know about one another, other than a universal truth – we all need kindness and compassion. happy christmas to you and yours, peter.

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  8. A lovely sentiment, Peter. My very best to you.

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  9. cotswoldsgirl says:

    Merry Christmas Peter, what thoughtful words.

    I hope that for yourself you are surrounded by good things to eat and drink!


    • I am surrounded by good things to eat and already showing my habitual lack of willpower in the face of that temptation but, hey ho, it’s only Christmas once a year so we might as well tuck in and hang the consequences eh? Hope you have a lovely time and I wish you the very best for next year πŸ™‚

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  10. joey says:

    A truthy post for Christmas, Peter. A very merry one to you πŸ™‚

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  11. Lovely message for the holidays. Hope yours find you well.

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  12. Happiest of holiday to you, Peter. It’s going to be a wonderful new year.

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  13. gotham girl says:


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  14. And then there is me: spending a quiet holiday and enjoying the blissful solitude! To each their own, eh? Wishing love and happiness this and every day, Peter! ❀


  15. tiostib says:

    Thank you for the kind thoughts and best wishes!

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  16. Peter,
    Thank you for all you have shared with all of us throughout the year I might not always comment but I always read. This one was is very good. It is a great for the Holidays and it makes sense but I used to love Christmas it was my favorite holiday of all times but then I lost my favorite Gram and then lost 2 cousins and a good friend during Vietnam at Christmas time and now it is so hard to be happy and festive when my heart is breaking. But I will say the true meaning of Christmas remains the same and that is the celebration of the birth of Christ (baby Jesus) so that part I can get behind and celebrate it is the rest that is hard for me. So I can say Merry Christmas Peter and not feel like I’m doing something that is against everything that I am believing him. So I’m hoping that you have do have a great Christmas in the true sense of the meaning. You and your blogs have come to mean a great deal to me I hope this doesn’t put you off of being my friend and continuing to visit my two sites. Take care Peter and thanks again. ❀ ❀ Kat

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  17. gwpj says:

    And a Happy Christmas to you as well, Peter, plus a Happy New Year.

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  18. Christmas can be (as you so beautifully express), Bittersweet. Nevertheless, much love and abundance to you this Christmas Peter. You’re a blessing x

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  19. Scarlet says:

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Mr Ducks, you are a gem!

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  20. Sue Vincent says:

    A lovely post, Peter. Happy Christmas to you. x

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  21. Kindheart says:

    Many thanks Peter,have a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2017

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  22. Merry Christmas, Peter. May 2017 bring you joy, health and prosperity.


  23. Merry Christmas Peter, and thank you for your kind, thoughtful and inclusive words. I hope 2017 will bring you more of the things that bring you joy πŸ™‚

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  24. Merry Christmas, Peter. πŸ˜€

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  25. May I pass to you a very American hug and whatever it is that my reserved British friends pass along. May 2017 be kinder to us all – mostly because we choose to be that change.

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  26. Je says:

    Enjoy reading your post as always. I wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year! ^^


  27. nelle says:

    A belated response, but well said and. Hear! Here!

    Happy Christmas!

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  28. Very wise words, Peter… and though this is already 2017, it’s never too late to wish you all the best in the new year.


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