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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

And That's Why I Write . . .

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The Christmas Dream is yours to share . . .

Each year I write a Christmas story and send it to family and friends . . . Last year I didn’t, I just didn’t feel too cheery. It was a tough year, but I won’t dwell on the past, not here.

It’s already October and I’m not sure what I’m going to write . . . But I always have something biting at my thoughts. And I’m pretty sure, the reason I didn’t write last year will be my gift, this Christmas . . .

For so long I hated Christmas . . . How could such a world come together for just one day and share a moment? What about the rest of the year? I felt lost and miserable. Each Christmas was so dreary and depressing . . .

And that’s when I realized, I was living someone else’s vision of Christmas. Each year we did the same old things, with those who just didn’t give a hoot . . . Christmas had become a chore. So I decided to start my own tradition, something unique to my little family . . . And now each year we go to the Milwaukee Rep’s rendition of A Christmas Carol. And each year we really look forward to spending time together and living the true meaning of Christmas . . .

And from that little tradition has sprung my yearly donation to Heifer in the names of each of my special ones. It’s my way to give someone a new start . . . Life is sharing, helping those in need.

And from there, I decided to spread the word . . . And so I followed the Dickens lead . . . Everyone knows he wrote, A Christmas Carol, but most don’t know he wrote a story each Christmas. And you know what I found? I found my true meaning of Christmas . . .

For me it’s in the words. I don’t write many stories anymore, not since I started writing novels. And each and every summer I start dreaming of something worthy of sharing during a very special time . . . And I usually spend two to three months thinking before something moves me to start banging the keys . . . And now I have that feeling. I love that feeling.

Christmas is such a special time for me . . . This week I went to my Aunt’s funeral. A cousin came up to me and gave me a hug . . . A six foot five man bent over with tears in his eyes and hugged me, thanking me for writing my Christmas Stories . . .

And with tears in my eyes I share this with you . . . We’re all searching for meaning . . . Its right in front of us, we just have to recognize it for what it is, a gift.

And that’s why I write . . .

Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

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My Mission . . . Dreams are yours to share is dedicated to DREAMS, learning to dream again, learning to be happy again. Everyday we are bombarded with unhappiness, news of wars, killings, lies and deceit. And no where can we go to balance the load . . . My message is simple, change only happens when we change. Happiness is contagious and it stops wars dead . . . Find you bliss, follow your dreams, live a life with no regrets . . . Dreams are Yours to share.

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1 comment:

WalksFarWoman said...

Dan - what a wonderful purpose you have for Christmas. I too find Christmas pretty dismal when you step back and take stock of the over indulgence that's come to replace the true intent.

Thanks for a great post, I hope you don't mind if I share your idea, it's a wonderful way to mark the season and a unique gift to loved ones.