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Merry Christmas + What is love?

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 25, 2011, 9:02 PM
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts
  • Reading: Skype
  • Eating: Wild Cherry Pepsi

:star:  LOVE IS...


Once upon a time, many moons ago, Pachunka asked me, "What is love?"  I'm not sure the kind of answer he was expecting, but he received the following response:

Pretend that you're hungry.  Really, really hungry.  Famished.  You come home after a long day at work and fix yourself the most perfect sandwich ever.  It's the sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- made from the freshest of materials, exactly to your specifications.  Just as you're about to take the first bite, your significant other comes through the door and mentions how good the sandwich looks.  You then give away your sandwich away without a second thought.  This is love.

The holiday season provides an opportunity for people to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things in our lives -- health, family, friends and success.  But after a conversation with a good friend, I've come to believe that the "reason for the season" is to see the love that's around us all the time.  It's about recognizing the warmth, comfort, and joy brought about by the people and elements in daily life.

  • Love is the person who holds the elevator
  • Love is the fleece blanket on a cold winter night
  • Love is the sound of the crowd cheering after a home-run
  • Love is the smile that needs no explanation
  • Love is the call that's always answered
"Merry Christmas" and "happy holidays" are sentiments echoed throughout the month of December.  They're greetings used at holiday parties, phrases said to strangers in passing, and terms etched inside millions of holiday cards.  But when I say them here, please know that my versions of "Merry Christmas" and "happy holidays" are said with sincerity and love.


To all my deviantART friends,

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!  I hope your 2012 is full of only good things, and that you're able to find love around every corner and in every sandwich.

~Heidi



P.S. - Should anyone feel like sharing, please feel free to chime in with your own versions of, "Love is..."  :heart:


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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
If that's what love is to you, not at all! We all have our own definitions. :ninjaeat:

How has your holiday season been? Enjoyable, I hope! :star:

~Heidi
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Writer
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:xmas: It's been low-key, which is what I needed this season. Just some quiet time with family, and with friends.

I hope all is well for you and yours.
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khAthORze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
merry christmas too :))
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Same to you, and best wishes for a fantastic New Year. ;)

~Heidi
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khAthORze Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
apee new year..! :DDD
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:

baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more....

it's stuck in my head D:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
That's was $allixsenos's reaction as well! :music:

~Heidi
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaaaay :D

Happy holidays!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Does that mean that the more selfish a person is, the less they will be capable of loving? :noes:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
To some extent, yes. When I look at the examples of love in my life, and how that love is given, it seems apparent that it's lacking in selfishness. Do you disagree? Feel free to share your thoughts. :heart:

~Heidi
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Hmm... but perhaps they are only selfish as long as they don't feel they have anyone to share with.. :iconponderplz:
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hinatakaname Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love is when you had a bad day (angry bad. Steaming angry bad) and you get home (or work, or any other place) and the people there leave you alone. Because it's very annoying when they try to chit-chat with you in those moments.

And if I snap, I could ruin the holiday on half of the globe.:lol:

Merry Christmas to you, too, Heidi! You're one of the great deviants here.
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Excellent example! Sometimes it's important to have a bit of solitude to regroup before taking on the rest of the world.

Happy holiday to you! :D

~Heidi
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:iconsantalaplz: Merry Christmas!
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Excellent use of a plz account! A belated Merry Christmas to you. :santa:

~Heidi
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
oh yes :XD: Belated thank you here, too ;) :icontree-christmas-plz::iconchristmascandyplz:
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SophiaDragonMaster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Merry christmas!
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Same to you, and a happy New Year! ;)

~Heidi
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:glomp:

Love is coming home from a really bad day (I mean full on wounded bear mode), and all that dissipates upon seeing those who would sympathize with you unconditionally, full well knowing that they can't do anything to help you, but are there to be a shoulder to lean on, a sympathetic ear to listen, and a heart that cries for your sorrow.
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
If everyone in the world had access to a sympathetic listener -- someone who lets you talk, without interruption or judgment -- the world might be a better place. As easy as it sounds, not everyone is capable of just listening.

Thank you for sharing! ;)

~Heidi
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
How true.
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dxd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
[link] :heart:

~Heidi
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dxd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Also, love for me is my friends, especially the ones I made in LA.

The ability to relax around strangers is not something that comes easy to me, but I had very few problems relaxing around you all in LA!
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dxd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of them is wearing roller skates!

WIN!

:heart:
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charlenequek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the love reminder Heidi =) Could use some for the new year. Things aren't going well at all at work and I'm struggling big time to cope with 2 hands and 1 brain in overdrive mode. Somehow my immediate superior thinks just because I have a degree and 8 years of working experience I should be able to perform a flawless magic show with 8 hands and 4 brains. Just can't work fast enough and instantly enough :icondeadfoxplz: At least I have a chance these 3 days to kinda recharge my batteries but they will probably run out fast once I get scolded tomorrow at work. Not looking forward to return to face the music. Just hope I don't burn out faster than I can recover this short week.

Merry Christmas and Happy Dragon New Year :hug:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I wish you all the best, this week and throughout 2012! Here's hoping that your superior takes a chill pill. ;)

It's widely known that music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies. So, with that said, I present you with a few songs from one of my all-time favorite movies -- Sister Act (and Sister Act 2). Seriously! These never fail to put a smile on my face and I hope they can bring a little cheer to your day.

[link] :music:
[link] :music:
[link] :music:
[link] :music:

Happy New Year!

~Heidi
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charlenequek Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope she does. There hasn't been one day where I been at work that I can remember :relax: completely in her presence. Only when she's away for meetings elsewhere then I feel I can let loose and just be myself.

:icondeadfoxplz: it's not healthy-this stress and it's adding to my tiredness every night where I :pray: for healing during sleep.

Thanks for the songs. I sometimes listen to songs though not as often as I like as a form of unwinding so I draw when I'm in my happy mood which isn't really that lately ^^;
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Holidays to you too Heidi :3 :hug:
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank you! Same to you. [link] :star:

~Heidi
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Happy holidays to you. :)

~Heidi
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, dear :huggle:

Happy Holidays to you too :heart:
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jenepooh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
[link] :dalove:

~Heidi
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jenepooh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: YAY!! :love:
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bradleysays Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I hope you had a fantastic day Heidi. :hug:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I did, thank you! Did you have a sunny day Down Under? It's hard for me to imagine the southern hemisphere celebrating Christmas in the summer.

:sun: :santa:

~Heidi
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bradleysays Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
It was really warm and sunny. I think it got as high as 38C (100F). :faint:
I don't like the idea of having Christmas in the summer. A white Christmas sounds much more magical. :giggle:
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InsertUsernameHerexx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
[link] :dalove:

~Heidi
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VaKonS Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Merry Christmas! )
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Same to you! Did you have a white Christmas in Russia? (I'm looking forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.) :D

~Heidi
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VaKonS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Yes, it is white and has its own incomparable beauty as every country does.
I wish you to have a great time in Sochi! :thumbsup:
And to experience more things which makes life worth living. :D
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litecrush Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well said. :heart:
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank you. I appreciate it! :)

~Heidi
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:tighthug:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
[link] :giggle:

~Heidi
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao:

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lolly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Heidi, despite all my issues with dA and all my ranting and bashing of it, you are someone I've always loved working with, and just knowing in general. You were talking to me when I was a little baby deviant trying to make news projects work long before I was even a volunteer.

If you've even read my last few things, your name came up a couple times, not in any harsh way, just people saying they didn't know you, but my reply was the same as what I said about you at HQ. If you don't like $Heidi something is wrong with you. And I still mean that and I will always mean that.

You've been there for me before dA meant much to me, when it meant something to me, when I was suddenly omfg wtf I am in THIS job?, then when that job was gone you were there for me.

tl;dr You have my complete and utter respect always. :heart:
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