Types Of Bullying And The Possible Solutions To Stop Bullying

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You Should Kill Yourself. You’re Weird. You’re Different. You’re Not Pretty. You’re Not Handsome. You Can’t Do That. Your Stupid. The list goes on and on. Got your attention? I hope so because with the way technology is now days bullying happens more than we think. Another thing we should consider is that boys aren’t the only ones that bully but girls bully kids too.

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These phrases could be considered bullying. Which type of bullying? The phrases I have listed in the Introduction fall into the Verbal Bullying and Cyber-Bullying categories. Are these the only two types of bullying? Sadly no. In fact, there are six types of bullying that can happen. The six types of bullying are: Physical Bullying, Verbal Bullying, Relational Aggression, Cyber-Bullying, Sexual Bullying and Prejudicial Bullying. I will be taking a look at each type of bullying, Giving examples of each type of bullying and I will also give visual examples of each type of bullying too.

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Types Of Bullying

Physical Bullying:

Physical Bullying is considered to be the most obvious form of bullying. Physical Bullying happens when the more popular kids are bigger, stronger and more aggressive than the unpopular kids. Examples of Physical Bullying are Kicking, Punching, Slapping, Shoving and Other physical attacks that occur. Unlike other types of bullying, Physical Bullying is the easiest type of bullying to identify.

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Relational Aggression:

Relational Aggression is a sneaky type of bullying that usually goes unnoticed by parents and teachers. This type of bullying is sometimes referred to as emotional bullying. Relational Aggression is a type of social manipulation where the people who are the bullies try to hurt their peers or sabotage their social standing. Examples of Relational Aggression are: Being told they can’t be in a group, People spread rumors about them,  People manipulate situations and They try to break confidences.  The bully’s goal is to make themselves look good-by controlling or bullying another person.

If we take a look at both females and males, you will usually find that females use Relational Aggression more than males.  A person on the receiving end of Relational Aggression Bullying is often teased, intimidated, insulted, excluded and ignored.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in schools but can happen in the workplace too. Kids as young as 2 years old can start to bully other kids. Why does bullying start so young and how does it develop? I learned that bullying is something that just doesn’t suddenly or mysteriously appear in young children. In fact, children bring with them a history of experiences with family, media and other children.

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Cyber-Bullying:

Cyber-Bullying is when a person uses the internet, smart phone or other types of technology to target another person, threaten, harass or embarrass someone. Cyber-Bullies often say things they don’t have the courage to tell them face to face. Examples of Cyber-Bullying are: When a person sends nasty e-mails or text messages, Posting nasty and embarrassing pictures on social media, videos and websites.

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Sexual Bullying: 

Sexual Bullying is when a person or group of people targets someone sexually. Examples of Sexual Bullying are: Sexual Name Calling, Crude Comments, Vulgar Gestures, Uninvited Touching, Uninvited Sexual Advances and Pornographic Materials. In some cases Sexual Bullying can lead to sexual assault and possibly rape.

I know for a fact that this type of bullying actually does happen and to boys too not just girls. I know a teacher who knows a child that has had Sexual Bullying happen to him. I’m not naming the child or teacher due to privacy and security issues. But do note that this type of bullying happens more than you think. Also, this type of bullying is not just in schools but the workplace too.

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Prejudicial Bullying:

Prejudicial Bullying is mostly between teens. It is based on race, religions and/or sexual orientations. It is sad to say this can take in all other types of bullying. When this type of bullying occurs it is often severe and could lead to hate crime.

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 6 Common Types Of Bullies

Bully Victims:

Bully Victims often rise up after being bullied. They’ll bully others weaker themselves because they have been bullied themselves. Their goal is to regain the power and sense of control in their lives. Other times the bully victim comes from a home life riddled with domestic violence or suffers abuse from an older sibling. In cases like these bullying is a learned behavior.

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Popular Bullies:

Popular Bullies have big egos.  Popular Bullies also have a group of supporters and/or followers. They are often confident and condescending towards others. In fact, Popular Bullies often feel a sense of entitlement that comes from their popularity, their size, their social status and their upbringing. Popular Bullies are sometimes the school’s star athlete and is often looked up to by others since they’re perceived as leaders.

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Relational Bullies:

Relational Bullies are usually somewhat popular and enjoys deciding who is popular and who isn’t. Often times Relational Bullies usually only use Verbal and/or Emotional Bullying to control someone. Mean girls are considered to be Relational Bullies.

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Serial Bullies:

Serial Bully is systematic, controlled and calculated in their approach to bullying and they are often found in popular circles. However, adults such as parents, teachers and administrators usually have no idea what a Serial Bully is capable of because on the outside they may seem sweet and charming to authority figures but on the inside they can be very mean to others they don’t like. Examples of Serial Bullies are: They become fake friends to others and They are skilled at lying to get their way.

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Group Bullies:

Group Bullies are either part of a clique or a group that just follows the leader just to belong. However, they usually act different when they’re alone even with the victim. Because children feel better when they’re in a group, they also feel less responsible because all their friends “are doing it”.

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Indifferent Bullies:

Finally, I found in my research that Indifferent Bullies are unable to feel empathy. They often will appear, unfeeling, cold and have very little remorse for what they do. They get enjoyment out of seeing someone else suffer and getting disciplined. They are discouraged by punishment. Also they are usually brutal, cruel and mean and usually have psychological problems.

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I have given you something to read and think about but I said in the title of my post that solutions were included. Below are some of my solutions that might help with bullying.

Solutions For Bullying:

  1. Don’t Start Bullying Anyone.
  2. Walk Away If A Bully Tries To Pick A Fight.
  3. Think Before You Post And Send.
  4. Make The Block Button Your Friend.
  5. Someone Starts Name-Calling Don’t Argue But Walk Away.
  6. Tell Your Teacher, Parents And In A Worse Case Scenario Tell The Police.
  7. Never Argue With A Bully.

There are plenty of more solutions and I’m sure you may be able to think of some but these solutions that are listed especially Number 7 Never Argue With A Bully, are some important solutions that might help.

Links Used In My Research:

I used my EXPERIENCE With Bullying, I Used My Indirect Experience With Bullying,  I used 6 Types of Bullying Every Parent Should Know AboutHow Does Early Bullying Develop and you can find more solutions at 10 Ways to Reduce Bullying in Schools.

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Conclusion:

My conclusion is very simple, if you think you see bullying happening do something about it and report it.

STOP BULLYING!!

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Bullying

By: Crystal Stewart

Bullying is a mean way to

Gain power over a person

Who is weaker than the bully.

Although bullying happens more 

Often than reported, walking away

And reporting it are the best solutions

To bullying and hope anyone in a

Bullying situation will do exactly this.

My plea to everyone is don’t bully but 

Treat the bully with extreme kindness

And they will wonder why you are being

So kind to them when they are

Being mean to you.

So be extra kind to bullies.

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

INTRODUCTION:

OK, I was frustrated enough already when I found out I couldn’t get into my computer for my e-mail. As it turns out my provider was have an issue with the e-mail and was working toward fixing it. Apparently there had been several calls to my provider because they made a recording about it. when I finally was able to get into my computer  I got a nice surprise. My surprise was that I found I had been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Perditas Pursuits from Tinsel And Treasure . I’m so grateful for this nomination. This lifted my spirits finding this little treasure in my WordPress mailbox. Thanks again Tinsel And Treasure. You can find her original post on Tinsel and Treasure by going to the Sunshine Blogger Award.

RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to the blog.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post on your blog.

QUESTIONS ASKED BY TINSEL AND TREASURE:

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  1. What is your daily work and how did you get into it? I’m unemployed at the present time. However, I worked for 18 years as a Retail Associate until the store closed for good.
  2. How would you describe your writing style? I’m passionate about my writing.
  3. How do you express your creativity? Through my writing on my blogs WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and writing poetry.
  4.  Are you extravagant or thrifty? I’m both. I have expensive taste but when I buy things I look for the best deals.
  5. What’s your favourite time of the year and why? I have 2 favorite times of the year. First is December and why? Because it’s my birthday time and the time our Savior was born. Tied for first is also Easter Time and why? Our savior died and rose on the third day.   
  6. What book, character or tv show would you love a movie to be made of? “Murder She Wrote”.
  7. Describe your ideal day out? My ideal day out would be to eat out and do some shopping. I like to shop.
  8. What little social media habits really irritate you? How much time do yo have. I’m just going to a list a few.  First, I don’t like how they make you sign into see the full view of what you’re viewing, I don’t like how they cover up most of the page with their ads like they don’t want you to see what’s on the page unless you’ve got an account.
  9. What is your favourite meal to eat ‘out’? This may seem simple but my favorite meal is Hot Wings I like to order unless I’m somewhere that doesn’t have Hot Wings on the menu.
  10. Describe something you have done skillfully/ well? Writing Poetry. I started writing poetry after I met Maya Angelou in college

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Canny Catnip Nook
  2. The Blessing of Animal Companions
  3. 15andmeowing.com
  4. Comedy Plus
  5. McGuffy’s Reader
  6. Home, Hugs and Huskies
  7. The Veiled Facet
  8. HIS PERFECT TIMING
  9. Pure Glory
  10. ROMEO
  11. Twinkle’s furkids

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What’s Your favorite sport and why?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. Are you extravagant or thrifty?
  4. What animal(s) would you like to own(Not counting the pet(s) you have now?
  5. What’s your favorite Olympic sport?
  6. What’s your favorite food?
  7. Describe something you’ve done skillfully well?
  8. Were you ever bullied/picked on,  do you know someone who was bullied/picked on or both?
  9. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
  10. What’s your least favorite thing about blogging?
  11. What do you do when you’re not working?

I sure hope you have as much fun doing this award as I did. Congrats to all my nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It was hard picking just 11 nominees.

 

 

SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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Pets Overload has honored WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE with the SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD. Why is this award so special to Daisy Mae and I? Probably because this award is given to pet and animal blogs in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

RULES:

  • You are to choose 5 pet bloggers and link to their blogs and describe why each of them deserves this award.
  • You must encourage the pet bloggers to shout out 5 bloggers themselves.
  • You must leave a comment on their blogs letting them know you’ve given them the spotlight.

I follow several good animal blogs so it’s hard to pick just 5.  Please note I will give this award out many times so if you don’t get the award this time you may get it another time. Since I will be awarding this early this month, I’ll be skipping March with the award.

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Tails Around The Ranch
  • I have nominated Tails Around The Ranch because their blog is about a pawsome pooch and a the adventures of a pet therapy team. Helping pets deserves an award in my book.

2. Hands on Bowie

  • I have nominated Hands on Bowie because this pet blog is about a cat and deals with the journey of happiness and grief.

3. 4cats Blog

  • I nominated 4cats Blog because this animal blog deals with all kinds of pet issues than can come up at anytime plus I like the fact there are two types of posts and shops – English and German.

4. TWOspoiledcats

  • I nominated TWOspoiledcats pet blog because this pet blog deals with helping cats. I like pet blogs who are willing to help. Helping an animal doesn’t always mean you have to give money. This blog also deals with adopting cats and other animals.

5. The Blessing Of Animal Companions

  •  I nominated The Blessing Of Animal Companions because this pet blog deals with living with and caring for animals. This blog deals with something very near and dear to my heart – animals.

Any pet/animal blogs you want to suggest to me will be greatly appreciated. Please use the contact form below to suggest your blog or another blog(s).

 

20 Facts About Me Tag

  1. I love Hot Wings.
  2. I love cats.
  3. I love animals.
  4. I’m a redhead.
  5. I collect stuffed animals.
  6. I like meeting new people.
  7. I have 2 blogs and they are WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.
  8. I’m bad at Math.
  9. I don’t have a cell phone.
  10. I’ve never texted in my life.
  11. I like NASCAR(Mostly Monster Cup Series).
  12. I met Maya Angelou when I was in college.
  13. I have 2 college degrees(Associates In Elementary Education and a BS In Sociology).
  14. I would just love to go to Ireland.
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15. I took 12+ years of Piano lessons.

16. I’ve had dogs as pets before. Their breeds were Shepard/Husky Mix,                               Alaskan Malamute and other breeds. 

17. I was picked on/bullied through college graduation.

18. I live in the country.

19. I like to read.

20.Never lived in the city.

Sparks Monday

My encouraging words for the week will be on strength. We all need strength to get through each day and I don’t mean the  weight lifting kind of strength. I get through each day by asking God each Morning just to give me the strength to get through the day and it does help. Below are 2 of many of my favorite Bible verses.

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What gives you strength to get through the day? Let me know by using the Contact Form or by using the comment section.

Supawstars Award: February

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The Supawstars Spotlight Award is an award given to animal bloggers by animal bloggers for a ‘pawsome’ job.

I encourage ALL of my nominees to give out this award at  least once pass the recognition around. You can give it out once or give it out once a month like I try to do. Who knows, The Supawstars Spotlight Award might make it back to you again.

The Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Spotlight Award can be found HERE and if you want to see the post by KittyClysm* can be found  HERE. Instructions are on KittyClysm*’s site. I hope you check this site out.

Now onto my Nominees for The Supawstars Spotlight Award. They Are:

  1.  Animals Are Wonderful
  2. Bad Cat Chris
  3. Feline Cafe`
  4. Mad Cap Dog
  5. Supawcute

Congratulations to all my nominees. 

If you don’t see your blog above and want to be recognized for your Animal Blog or know some good animal blogs doing a ‘pawsome’ job, please let me know by using the Contact Form Below or Let me know in the comment section. However, I would prefer the Contact Form over the comment section for your privacy.

Sunshine Blogger Award

sunshine-blogger-award1Hello and Welcome Everyone. I was honored with the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m so excited.

First I’d like to thank Charlie from Interesting World for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.

RULES:

  1. Thank The Blogger Who Nominated You In Your Blog Post and Link Back Their Blog.
  2. Answer 11 Questions The Blogger Asked You.
  3. Nominate 11 New Bloggers To Receive The Sunshine Blogger Award.
  4. Write Them 11 Questions to Answer.
  5.  Let Them Know You’ve Nominated Them.

11 QUESTIONS INTERESTING WORLD ASKED:

  1. Why Did You Start Blogging? I started blogging because out of curiosity and it looked like fun. I had so much fun that I started a second blog 3 or 4 months later.
  2. Who is Your Favourite Blogger? Don’t really have any. However, I follow a lot of good animal blogs for example McGuffy’s Reader, 15 and Meowing, Crotchety Cougars, Cat Chat With Caren and Cody and plenty more.
  3. What Keeps You Going And Motivated? There’s only a few shows on television I like and when you have only 1 television you go with the flow or do something else.
  4. Which Is Your Weirdest Habit? Interesting Question. I’d say my weirdest habit is cleaning off my desk once a week. I have my own way I like to keep things organized.
  5. What Is Your Favourite Cuisine? That would be Hot Wings.
  6. What Is Your That Personality Trait Which You Would Like To Change In Yourself? Not sure what this question is asking.
  7. What Are The First Three Things You Always Notice In A Person?  Are they always on their phone, Their temperament and are they always ‘tooting’ their own horn.
  8. Which Is The Best book You Have Read Till Date? The Bible.
  9. How Do You Deal With The Negative Comments Of The People About Your Appearance Or Anything Else? When People tell me I can’t do something, It helps me do it more. I must admit though I’m not always calm. Being Calm in your reactions is tough but it can be done.
  10. What Is The Meaning Of Your Name? I have seen different meanings for my name. I have seen my name means brilliant. However, I have seen other meanings too.
  11. What Is Your Goal In Life? My goal in Life is to go to Ireland and own or co-own my own business. At my stage in life though I don’t know if I’ll make it.

MY 11 NOMINEES:

  1. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  2. Crotchety Cougars
  3. McGuffy’s Reader
  4. Supawcute
  5. Feline Cafe
  6. RoseyToesMeows
  7. Tails Around the Ranch
  8. Animals Are Wonderful
  9. Courtney Livingston
  10. MABEAUTILITY
  11. Cats And Life

11 QUESTIONS TO MY NOMINEES:

  1. Why Did You Start Blogging?
  2. What Keeps You Going And Motivated?
  3. What Is Your Weirdest Habit?
  4. What Is Your Favorite Cuisine?
  5. What Are The First Three Things You Notice In A Person?
  6. How Do You Deal With Negative Comments Of The People About Your Appearance Or Anything Else?
  7. What Is The Meaning Of Your Name?
  8. What Is Your Goal In Life?
  9. What Is Your Job Or Jobs?
  10. Do You Have A Pet And If So, What Is Your Pet Or Pets?
  11. What About Yourself Would You Like To Change?

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The ‘Future Me’ Tag

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WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE was nominated to do The ‘Future Me’ Tag by Mabeautility who created this tag. The original post by Mabeautility can be found HEREThanks Again Mabeautility!!


The tag is about your future and what you would like to tell yourself when you are ten years older than your age right now. What the person then needs to know and what do you… Well let’s start the tag!!


  • What do you want your life to look like over ten years? 

In 10 years I want to be married or at least engaged. I want to own my own business or at least be co-owners with someone else. I want to be able to make my own schedule so I can be with my family and cat.

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  • What do you want to ask to the future you?

Oh Wow! I think I would have a lot of questions I would want to ask. Some of my questions would probably be: Did I get married? Who did I marry? What’s he like? Did I ever get to own or co-own my own business. Did I retire or get a job? Did I ever master computers? Did I ever master blogging and the technical side of blogging? Did I ever get a chance to meet some of my blogger friends? There are so many questions I have. Did I reach my short-term goals?

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  • What do you want to have her remember?

I want to have her remember that I liked blogging, I wanted to own or co-own my own business and that I’m proud of ALL my nieces and nephew.

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  • Where do you think she’ll live?

I think she’ll live in a castle somewhere in Ireland. 

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  • What do you think she will miss the most about your life now?

Probably my flexibility and living with my parents and etc…

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  • What do you think she will be happy about she does not have any more what is present in your life?

Will I have enough income coming in to pay ALL my bills.


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Thank you all for reading this blog-post!! Make sure to fill in the tag on your blog (so much fun it will be to read this over 10 years!), mention my blog and click on the like star below!!


* Please note that ALL images and graphics are Mabeautility’s except for the Ireland graphic and the Stewart Irish Crest.*

Happiness(A Poem)

I wasn’t sure what to do for Sparks on this wonderful Monday. Then it came to me, I would write an encouraging poem. As soon as I started writing the poem the words just came to me like I was writing a song. Have an encouraging Monday and rest of the week my blogging friends.

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HAPPINESS

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

Happiness is a smile~Happiness is a wave of the hand~Happiness is the sun shining~Happiness is no snow~Happiness is going to a Lady “A” concert~Happiness is mentoring someone~Happiness is shoveling snow for your neighbor~Happiness is doing something nice for someone who hates you~Happiness is a cat laying on your lap~Happiness is marrying the one you love~Happiness is having a cat or dog as a pet~Happiness is a rainbow~Happiness is a beautiful pink sunset~Happiness is knowing you have done something for someone without expecting anything in return.

 

ENCOURAGEMENT

 

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Featured Image -- 8383WHAT IS ENCOURAGEMENT?:

Encouragement is defined as the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.

WHAT CAN ENCOURAGEMENT DO?:

Encouragement can uplift a person’s attitude with a smile, a compliment, a wave of the hand or better yet just by being kind and friendly to someone.

WHY SHOULD WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Encouraging others will help you feel better as it will make others feel better too plus you gain new friends this way too.

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ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS WHEN WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Interesting question. In my opinion, there are health benefits. What are they?  In my opinion, the health benefits are great and everybody’s attitude is better which means a healthier you.

CONCLUSION:

When you encourage people it’ll help both them and you so make sure you encourage people.

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Why I Love Christmas: Blogmas – Day 23(Jesus Is The Reason For The Season!)

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WHY DO I LOVE CHRISTMAS?:

I don’t love Christmas because of all the gifts that are given each year but I love Christmas because of the one gift that was given to everyone on that one night very long ago when a baby boy was born in Bethlehem to the Virgin Mary.

I know it seems as a matter of fact but it’s true. I’m very happy for this gift and that I’ve been given the opportunity to accept it. In fact, Everyone has that opportunity and I hope you unwrap and accept this wonderful gift like I did. It’s a choice you have to make in this lifetime and I’m not telling you what to do. It means so much to me since made that choice.

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS REALLY ABOUT?:

Christmas is really about Jesus and his birth not the Christmas tree, The Christmas gifts, Online Shopping or Shopping in Department Stores. So children if you’re wondering still about that big, fat man in the red suit, I’ll tell you something you might be surprised at and that is Santa Claus does exist. He just takes a back seat to Jesus.

You see Jesus is the reason for the season. However Santa Claus lives in all of us. There used to be an actual Santa Claus. I wrote a post on that. It can be found at Merry Blogmas: Day 12 – Do You Believe In Santa Claus?(The History Of Santa Claus).

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So when you’re unwrapping those gifts this Christmas, please remember JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

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Merry Blogmas: Day 24 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

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Today is Blogmas – Day 24 and Christmas Eve. What’s so special about this day? Why Santa Clause comes to town.

Now If you are like me, you like to track Santa Claus. If you have children or grandchildren you’ll be most likely tracking Santa with the Santa Tracker. The best Santa tracker to use is probably NORAD, The Official Santa Tracker. The link is NORAD Tracks Santa – Official Site. Oh sure there are other Santa Tracker Sites but finding one as good as NORAD.

Personally, I love tracking Santa Claus. Why? I love see where he’s going, Where’s he’s been and how many gifts are delivered. I also love seeing how long it takes him to get from place to place. I’ve compared sites and they differ with their stats. Why? I don’t know. What Santa Tracker Site you choose is entirely up to you.

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 22 – The Legend Of The Candy Cane

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At Christmas time most of us have had a candy cane or two at time or another. But have any of you ever considered what the colors of the red and white candy cane means? I have so I did some research and found The Legend Of The Candy Cane.

WHAT I FOUND AND WHAT IT MEANS:

The Legend of the candy cane is an incredible legend that means so much to a lot of us. Why does it mean so much? I’ve found that since each person is different, each person has a different reason. Whatever your reason may be I hope you believe in the Legend Of The Candy Cane. 

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Do I believe in the Legend Of The Candy Cane? Yes I do. I hope you do too. I will be putting a contact form at the end of the post so you can contact me via e-mail or if you wish let me know in the comment section.

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 21 – The First Day Of Winter (Winter Solstice 2017)

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Today is December 21, 2017  and it’s also the start of Winter Solstice. For those of us who absolutely hate Winter well it’s here to stay for a few months so to be a little blunt, deal with it. Remember, even though today is the shortest day of the year the days get longer after today. So in reality, it’s not all bad.

We hear so much about the Winter solstice usually a day or two before it happens. But do we really understand how the Winter Solstice works. I researched this and found some explanation. I thought I’d show you what I found.

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This is incredible information in my opinion. I hope you learn something from it and guess what? Those of you who have children and grandchildren you can can teach them something about the Winter Solstice and that’s something you can be proud of and happy that your child or grandchild is learning.

 

 

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HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE EVERYONE AND HAPPY BLOGMAS.

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 20 – The Day After My 50TH Birthday!!

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Today is the day after my 50TH Birthday. The funny thing is that I don’t feel older even though I am. Being 50 years young is actually fun.

Any cards sent through the mail will be slow getting to me. Everyone knows how slow the mail is. For example, I live in a rural town with a small post office and if we send any bills to the next town or two you know what the silly post office does? Instead of send of sending it right to the town we want it to go it goes to a city Over 30 miles away and then it takes almost a month to its destination. I’m not kidding either.

Now that I am 50 I’m enjoying it while I can because it’s a milestone that depresses some people but not me.

What did I get for my birthday? My parents bought me a necklace that says something like True friends leave paw prints on your heart and they got me a computer(Christmas/Birthday gift). Other Birthday gifts haven’t arrived yet so probably won’t see them until Christmas Eve. More Birthday Gifts. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. If you think that phrase sounds familiar it’s because there used to be a show called “Ren and Stimpy”  that used it a lot.

If you haven’t seen my previous posts they can be found by going to An Invitation To My Month – Long Birthday Party and Countdown To My 50th Birthday: 1 Day To GoCountdown To My 50th Birthday: 1 Day To Go. Also you can go to 🎉🎆🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁Blogmas: Day 19 – It’s My 50th Birthday Today!! YEAH!!🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎉🎆or 🎉🎆🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁Blogmas: Day 19 – It’s My 50th Birthday Today!! YEAH!!🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎉🎆. If you want to read one of the last 2 links, right-click on it and you should be able to open in new window or new tab.

I would like to wish those who have December Birthdays a HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE.

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🎉🎆🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁Blogmas: Day 19 – It’s My 50th Birthday Today!! YEAH!!🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎉🎆

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Countdown To My 50th Birthday: 1 Day To Go

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Today is Day is Day 18 of Blogmas which means tomorrow at 11:30 PM Eastern Time, I will turn 50. Am I excited? you bet I am.  I’m sure some of you thought I might be depressed. I’m not, I’m excited.

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I have been on a personal countdown for more than a month. Having a birthday is fun and for those of you who hate birthdays well a birthday is just a number. In fact, a friend who I used to work with always told me starting at 50 she considered it years young not old plus she took her age and subtracted 1 year each time she had a birthday. Interesting isn’t it?

I may be turning 50 tomorrow but I’m celebrating all month. I wrote a previous post about the Birthday party and you can find it by going to An Invitation To My Month-Long Birthday Party.

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🎆🎆🎉🎉🎁🎁🎁🎁HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT MY 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY THIS MONTH.🎆🎆🎉🎉🎁🎁🎁🎁

I ALSO CAN BE FOUND AT CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

I CAN BE FOUND AT BLOGLOVIN’ AT CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE(BLOGLOVIN’)

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 17 – The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)

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The 12 days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song we listen to every Christmas. But did you think about The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)? I have and it’s something how animals sing this popular Christmas song. Below is the lyrics for The 12 Days Of Christmas:

The 12 Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree 

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids of Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

 and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Now that you’ve seen the 12 Days Of Christmas take a look at the 12 Days Of Christmas – Animal Style. I’m just going to list what the 12 days are from 12 to 1 unlike the above 12 Days Of Christmas.

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12 Raccoons a Drumming

11 Mice a Piping

10 Deer a Leaping

9 Cats a Dancing

8 Dogs a Milking

7 Ducks a Swimming

6 Bear a Laying

5 Bags of Animal Treats

4 Snow Birds

3 Turkey

2 Squirrels

and a Bobcat Looking for Food

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Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December)

I was honored by Elise Xavier from KittyClysm in 10/2017.  This is a great site and I highly suggest you check it out.

Because I was honored I thought I’d honor some animal bloggers. Now if you don’t see your website or blog listed have no fear because this won’t be the last time I give this award out. If you haven’t received this award yet and would like to or know of some other good animal blogs you can use the contact form at the end of this post or use the comment section.

MY AWARD NOMINEES FOR DECEMBER ARE: 

  1. Pets Overload – Pets Overload
  2. Katzenworld – Katzenworld
  3. The Conscious Cat – The Conscious Cat
  4. Canny Catnip  Nook – Canny Catnip Nook
  5. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody – Cat Chat With Caren And Cody

You see it’s always nice to give this award away to 5 animal blogs that you feel deserve it. You can see the rules at SUPAWSTARS PET BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT AWARD! (10/2017) . WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) will try to give this award out monthly.

As promised I’m providing the contact form so you can  either give me your blog(s) or other blogs you think should have this award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogmas: Day 13 – Writing A Letter to Santa Claus And Santa Paws

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