New Year's Day Party

by Giordano 6 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Giordano

    For what it's worth:

    We just held our 3rd annual New Year's Day party.

    We kept the list down to thirty invites this year with the provision that they could bring guests. So the final count was well up there. But our friends also brought their favorite beverage and a favorite dish to share.

    It was amazing how many said that they looked forward to this event as they no longer wanted to celebrate out in public what with all of the drinking and waiting around for 12 o'clock. And not doing anything on New Years Eve they felt a little left out.

    Now they go to bed, when they feel like it......... happy that they had a party to attend the next day.

    We even had a couple of worldly JW's attend because it was just a party.

    The fun part is the new people we meet each year and keeping in touch with friends and family. Everybody pretty much has New Year's Day free so this has turned into a treat for all of us.

    It's great to get together, share food and drink, catch up on all kinds of 'visit talk' and being aware of the passage of time......... not rushing on without looking back.

    The children went from one 3 month old newbie to all the way to a couple of 90 year old's who were filled with great wisdom. I asked them if they knew the answers and they said yes.......... but no one asks them any questions! LOL....So we announced that these two 90 year old's had the answers to your questions and that kept them busy for the next couple of hours. They had a ball!

    The kids, 5 to 9 years of age ran around in and out doors and their laughter and excitement was the counter balance to what many of us felt with yet another year over in our lives. Those young ones will carry on.

    Making new and better friends is not hard if you put yourself out there.

  • wallsofjericho

    Very enjoyable to read this

    thank you for sharing

  • jonahstourguide

    That's a fabulous read. Thank you. It's as it should be.


  • smiddy3

    Glad to hear your party went over so well Giordano sounds like a great day was had by one and all.

  • Listener

    Sounds like it was well organized and you all had a great time. It's not easy when you have such a large group over but it can be fun and memorable.

  • WingCommander

    Stephen Lett's New Year's Day Party Greeting:

    "We waaaaarrmmlly wel-cum this year's special New Year's Day Party! Want to especially wel-cum all of the yunnnnng waaaanzz! Rest assured, our 2 witness rule is still in efff-feecttt!"

  • Giordano

    Thank you guys!

    Being separated from long term friends who remain JW's is a terrible feeling . But there are wonderful people out there who would love to get to know you . You just need to duplicate your JW are experts in the following: Meet regularly,share a common interest....share a cup of tea or coffee. Talk about friends and family.........Share ideas and interests. In short become a volunteer. Think about it.......un paid volunteers are some of the best people you will ever meet. They live n the moment not a fantasy future. They try to make things better....whats not to love?

    While you are no longer valued (by JW's) you are and will be valued by neighbors and friends and a lot of non JW family to replace a few lost to reach out to your neighbors, business associates, Mom's club (if you have young children) and fellow volunteer's.

    A lot of our guests were people who we worked with in our company as volunteers or in my wife's case attended her 'walking dead' water aerobic class three hours a week at the community pool. The 'walking dead' are survivors of serious illnesses and surgeries who their doctors recommend they take her class in water exercise. The water keeps stress off of hips and knee caps while the exercise's are gentle but are still able to promote healing.

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