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How Do The Holidays Affect You?

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With the holiday season upon us, do you celebrate the holidays? Do they instead, bring forth memories? How do you cope?

posted October 7, 2019
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A myHIVteam Member

We got you here...perhaps this holiday myself...we can share with other members here, stories and good cheer😊😊😊

posted October 24, 2019
A myHIVteam Member

Deli you are right of course the holidays are quick upon us things are a blur people are extremely happy because of expectation lots of anticipation and cost then it's over just as fast I love the season and decided long ago to remember it's meaning not the hoopla the decoration the whole package I don't give gifts anymore they cloud the mind hugs

posted November 15, 2019
A myHIVteam Member

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving In Canada. I find without your family of choice being 1000’s of mimed sway, the day is nothing more than a day shops are closed and gluttony.
I miss the communal table with laughter and conversation discussing what we are thankful for.,
The best Holiday Meals where those my friends and I volunteered in soup kitchens serving the needy.
Tomorrow in Halifax and on the ranch the youth requested a late meal so they could help at soup kitchens and nursing homes. Proud to see them paying it forward

posted October 13, 2019
A myHIVteam Member

I celebrate all the summer holidays. I hate the Fall and Winter holidays. I hate having to lie about how great the good was. I don't want to eat over salted, dried out, or starchy foods. And I hate Henning to buy gifts for people simple because it's a holiday that requires it. But if we are friends or family, you might just get a memorial day or Independence day gift from me. Chances are pretty good that you will remember the gift more.

posted October 9, 2019
A myHIVteam Member

The struggle is real. The holidays are really awkward. I keep the radio off in the car until January. After being lockdown for so long in a foreign country under ECQ Enhanced Community Quarantine, just the thought of being in small spaces with a bunch of folks really freaks me out. The worst for me is the folks that almost demand gifts for holidays. Last year my other BF got really mad demanding a holiday present. I tried to explain this is not a holiday I celebrate. So the day after all the stores were closed, I had to go shopping for something he didn't bother even keeping. in other words, I had to buy something they don't want and don't need just to be nice.

posted December 8, 2022

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