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101 Replies to “I lost the Christmas Tree!”

    • Malous Farhadi

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      Merry Christmas to you and your family 🎄🎄🎄🎄🌸🎉⭐🌟💥✨💥⭐⭐🎉🌸🎄🎄🎄🎄

      • Sherry Palomo

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        Yes, Jeff those embarrassing stories become part of the holiday tradition
        It’s the humor of it, the oops factor that bears repeating. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas.

    • Merry Christmas Jeff to you and your family!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🥄🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁

    • Merry Christmas, Jeff – and to your family and everyone at Our Revolution! Thanks for all you are doing.

    • Barb McGavern

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      More apropos than ever ♥ Thank you, Jeff. Peace, Blessings, Acceptance, Patience, Love. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Judith Elaine halek

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      Season‘s blessings and many merry moments to you and your family during these holidays.

      Health and joy in the 2022 new year and blessings always for all that you do for so many.🙌🏻🙏🏻👍🏻🌎🎄❣️

    • Bruno Caballero

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      Thanks Jeff great lesson
      DON’T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED right?
      After all
      Where in the world can go as tree if trees DOESN’T MOVE
      Right?
      Well
      WRONG
      I see a great lesson for.launches
      DONT THINK A TREE WON’T MOVE
      BECAUSE THEY DO!!!!!
      OH YES… They do
      So strong tie every part of the launch!
      And have a happy celebration with yourt aunch!

      Thank you so much Jeff
      Every word you say is like gold for.me

    • First time I hear this funny funny story! Christmas has changed a lot through the years, and it’s the memories of wonderful Christmases of long ago that sustain me this wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s a time to pause and to reflect, and to forgive. Time to turn the music on and let it play and enjoy every single minute. Thanks for sharing, Jeff.

  1. Chris Woods

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    It is all about family. About my family am the world family. It is a day that can touch everyone and change people for the better. I do celebrate Christmas in the Christian tradition. I wish for you and yours a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

    Cheers. Christopher Woods
    Kitchener Ontario Canada

  2. last year I time traveled in my dreams to Siberia. Can you imagine winters in SIberia? From where my g-grandma came from, or rather, escaped from. Snow, TALL CLEAN TREES, no one around…stone house, simplicity,, garden…ahhh………..Getting a tree in the middle of nowhere in Russia would be fun…

  3. Jeff, great story! I’m in Colorado Springs and last year we headed up into the national forest in Woodland Park and trudged through snow up to our chest to bring home our “Charlie Brown” tree. Lots of great memories, for sure! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Hello Jeff,
    I am a former fellow Coloradan. I lived in Longmont and cut our last tree near Black Hawk. Going out and cutting a tree is so special. Now I live in Belize, no snow and no Christmas trees, as we know it. I am watching every video and using your book to do my first launch.
    Thank you,
    John

    • Shampa Sarkar

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      How nice 🙂👍 everything!!
      People love stories,
      And mostly family stories,
      With all happiness, love 💕, care 💅 and peace 🕊️✌️, all true emotions,so all rare with own people.
      Merry Christmas 🎄⛄.
      Happy 😊 new year in advance too.
      I love stories to write ✍️ or to tell

  5. Oh my goodness, Jeff, this is an absolute hoot!

    You so illustrate the power of a compelling story! Thank you so much for the chuckles and even laugh.

    I so enjoyed how you told this! What’s so cool is that I loved and appreciated this story although I’ve never had a Christmas tree (since I’m Jewish).

    But you universalized this in an awesome way.

    Happy Holidays! (You may want to see this cartoon from top cartoonist, which she created for my peeps, who celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday.)

    Thanks again for the good laugh..

  6. Ha! That would have been a good addition to the Griswald Family Christmas movie!! Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeff! Thanks for the laughs!

  7. Wishing you, Mary, and the kids the Merriest of Christmases, Jeff. And I look forward to your weekly greetings in 2017.
    I live in Hawai`i and my extended family (ages 1 to 95) comes together on Long Island, so the value of the Holidays is not lost on me. This year I can’t join them. But the reason I’m always willing to spend the money, take the red-eye, haul the warm clothes over an ocean and a continent, rent the expensive car at JFK, and endure the holiday travel congestion just to sit in rooms with loved ones….is….just to sit in rooms with loved ones. If not for Christmas, there would be no time of year that brings families back together. There would be no moments when we ALL reunite just because we’re family. What I cherish about Christmas is exactly what you talked about, just being together. To hang out for hours and hours in a toasty room full of teasing, jesting, feasting, familiarity, memory, and marveling at how tall or wide people have grown, is as good as it gets. And worth any amount of time, money, and distance. I’m beginning to understand why the old folks are content to just sit and take it all in. Mele Kalikimaka and God Bless.

    • So much heart and love hearing about what you do to be with family. Yes, it’s all worth it just to be with our loved ones. 🙂

  8. Aloha Jeff and Team Walker,
    Mele Kalikimaka from our Hawaii home to yours! What a beautiful story and message! We’re enjoying a white Christmas as well – Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are covered in snow . In our cultural tradition, it’s a time for peace-making and to “make medicine.”

    Wishing you and your families a beautiful holiday season and many blessings for the new year!

  9. Jeff, the story is comical and interesting. It just took a long time to tell it. Merry
    Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  10. Great story, Jeff — thanks for sharing it, you made me smile…you’re right, it’s all about family. Your message re peace is right on; thanks for a heartwearming post; well done as always. I’m posting from here in colorado spgs the day before Christmas; your message is great — thank you! 🙂

    -Ken

  11. Thank you Jeff I needed the smile ☺ that gave me. Wishing you and your family the best Christmas ever and peace for all.
    Sarah

  12. Haha! I love those funny stories and how kids get forever humor about a mistake a parent has made 🎄 Wishing you and your family the best holiday season ever!

  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family! At the time of the incident, It was only a tree but you still had the most important and what matters intact…YOUR FAMILY! What an Awesome Story, great that you did find the tree as it would have been terrible to go back for another adventure of locating another perfect tree.

  14. Virginia Reeves

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    Merry Christmas to Jeff, his family, and to all others who choose to celebrate family, peace, gratitude and having fun with stories. It was fun to hear a personal tale that obviously is a favorite memory.

  15. Joyce Falkowski

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    thank you Jeff! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and the best New Year ever.

  16. Thanks for the warm message and great story. Peace and more Peace AND gratitude.

  17. Merry Christmas from Qld Australia. Raining Today. Normally Hot and Sunny. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Story. Have a great one. Kim

  18. Peace and Forgiveness! Love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeff and everyone!

  19. Great story Jeff. I’m celebrating Christmas around the bend from you. I arrived today ahead of the white stuff! Even met your buddy Durango Joe today! Peace, forgiveness, love and joy to you.

  20. Jeff, that was a wonderful, meaningful story and an awesome message!! And that was wayyy too big a disclaimer you did: please don’t be in any way apologetic – or feel you have to justify -sharing a Christmas story, or purposely ignore Christmas in your message just because not everyone celebrates it! You need to be YOU on social media and communicate the values and traditions that you believe in! (And know that many people around the world are right there with you!). Merry Christmas!!🎄🎄🎄

  21. Thank you for a sweet Christmas story and especially for your wishes and message of peace Jeff. So fun to hear about your family in your story…quite endearing. 🙂 Wishing you and everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas or another tradition, so much peace and forgiveness also as this year comes to a close and we enter into 2017. Love and tenderness in this season is such a good reminder of what is real and what really endures.

  22. Great story thanks for sharing…Merry Christmas to you and your family 🎄🎁❤️

  23. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jeff! The stories like yours that we pass down like this really make the season. Peace, love and joy!

  24. Enjoying quality time with family is the best. The “tree that got away” is a funny memory you all get to share together year after year. Thanks for this message, Jeff – Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  25. As I sit upstairs readying myself for bed after a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with my family, I am delighted I opened your email and watch the story about your lost tree.

    Life is about the stories we tell ourselves and share with others. Thank you so much for this story and the support you share with us week after week.

    Merry Christmas and much peace on earth,

    Diane

  26. Merry Christmas Jeff. Now I don’t feel soo silly. In fact, this just happens this Christmas Eve. Here is my story of “The Christmas Cards that was Never Lost.”

    My wife usually handles all the Christmas cards and send it to family and friend to Thailand (we’re in Houston). Well this year while I dropped off the packages, I also dropped off the cards. The two days later my wife asked me where the cards were. I told her I mailed them. Then she kind of freaked out and gave me “the look” and said “did you not notice that there were no stamps.” Oh $%#, I thought… obviously, I did not feel soo chippy and sooo smart. So hopefully they will return it to us for postage. We waited and waited for the mail to be return back to sender for postage but they never came.

    So yesterday Chrismas Eve, her friend and sister in law message us to and thank us for the Christmas Cards…. and we totally freaked out. But then we thought about the big package, the one for her mom, brother, and other families member.. we thought surely that will not get there (because it was a big package). But sure enough, it made it. And if I did not mail it that day without the stamps, then they would not have gotten the cards before Christmas.

    So this is my Christmas story of “The Christmas Cards that were never lost.” Thanks for sharing the Tree story, I do not feel soooo silly now. Going though you PLF training now.

    Merry Christmas and May God Bless You and Your Family….
    And to all your blog followeres from around the world.
    @joetran

  27. Thank you, Jeff, for your inspiring, heartfelt messages!
    I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a new year 2017 filled with joy and love!
    Daniela from Romania

  28. We are celebrating Christmas in Australia. It is Summer. The days are long & usually hot. Love the story.

  29. Thanks for your Heartwarming message, Jeff. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  30. Thank you Jeff- this is really a kind of heirloom-story and worth to be remembered and told every year! I think you didn’t loose the tree this year:-)- so you can celebrate with your family in real tradition! I wish you all a merry Christmas and I thank you for all the great thoughts and the working-stuff you share with us all time. Have peaceful, relaxing and joyful days!
    cheers from a nearly springtime-like Switzerland
    Martina

  31. Great story, Jeff! Sending you and your family “Peace, Joy, Love, Prosperity and Happiness during this Christmas Season and New Years from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada! Here’s to the “Best” year ever in 2017!

  32. Hi Jeff, thank you for sharing you Christmas Message with me, I love it takes me back to my childhood, in the country at my grandparents place. in South Carolina, although I live in FL. now thank you and too God be the Glory, . Christ being the reason for the season, and yes family is paramount.. God bless. Dr. Lillie

  33. Thank you Jeff for all the things you have been sharing and for your Christmas story. May your own Christmas be blessed and may 2017 be the best year ever! Leona

  34. Thank you for very fun Christmas story Jeff. From Canary Islands-Spain…Wishing you, your family and Team Walker LC family a lovely Christmas. Feliz Navidad. From Lorrie & James 🙂 xo

  35. Jeff, Merry Christmas, Happy, Lovely New Year, Blissful, Healthy, Peaceful life to YOU and YOUR Sweet Family!!!
    I do like YOUR wonderful and excited story!
    With the best wishes, blessings and gratitude!

  36. What a wonderful, heart-warming story! Please DO share your personal stories
    with your audience. No matter what race, religion or background we come from, we all
    relate to authentic stories that touch the heart. Merry Christmas and Happy New
    Year to you and your family! Thank you for being you!

  37. Merry Christmas Jeff to you and your family. It has been a pleasure meeting you this year. Blessings to you all for today and the year to come.

  38. Great story. Thanks for the video this week! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy that white Christmas.
    ~A Canadian (used to white Christmases), in the Netherlands (not at all white).

  39. Thank You Jeff for such a lovely Christmas message! I appreciate how you share your Heart, while sharing your experiences. Thank You so much for giving to the world – your gifts and skills! Enjoy a Very Meaningful 2017!

  40. Great story! Sounds like something I would do.

    Every life is rich with such traditional stories that should be captured and passed along. I have plenty of “NOW I can laugh” stories that always bring amusement when retold.

  41. I’m reading it a bit late, but still a great message! I can feel the warmth & thank you Jeff.

  42. Hi Jeff

    Love your emails
    i text you from switzerland and wish you lovely and peacefull days.
    I aprecciate you really even when at “the moment” im not in your masterclass 😉
    so again, thankyou for you video.

    best
    rafael

  43. John Terry - The Black Belt Leader

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    Thanks for sharing this humorous story that will stick with you forever. One of my favorite memories from my childhood was the year my sister, age 4 or 5 at the time, was uncomfortable with strangers in the house. She told my Mom and Dad that it was OK if Santa brought us presents for Christmas,…but to make sure they took the presents from him at the door and not to let him in our house. She did add that they could give him milk and cookies, but to-go. Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family, Jeff. Thanks for what you do to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Keep making a difference…

  44. Love it – Merry Christmas!! We have snow falling from our roof too right now. 🙂

  45. Thank you for sharing! Really funny and speaks a lot about our behvaiour and thought patterns 🙂
    Christmas is actually much greater than just one religion as it is the very old known astronomical solstice time, thus also scientifically meaningful for all the Earth people.

  46. Jeff, I heard the story for the first time in 2021. The story is as revelant today as when it was first posted. I send you peace and blessing this holiday seasing and I send the same to me.

    Nancy

  47. Really great Story – i Like those stories, especially on Christmas. Thanks a lot

  48. Lynn Lonzanida

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    Listening to the humor of your story made me continue to smile after a joyous Christmas Day. Thank you!

    Through our work (PLF), please join me in spreading the joy of peace.

  49. Linda Illsley

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    Jeff, tha nk you for the story! it made me giggle . I am always amazed at how the Universe gives us those lessons in humility. A little late as I was celebrating with our friends (in Baja this year!) yet with all. my heart a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. May 2022 continue to shower you all with blessings, amazing experiences , joy and laughter.

  50. Same here for me as a kid, we lived in the country but in Australia no fear on the drive but we would cut down a tree, no permit needed. The pine trees we use as Christmas trees in Australia are not native and not loved much. Thanks for the memories this story bought back.

  51. Thank you for sharing this lovely heartwarming & funny family story.
    Peace, Love, Forgiveness, Health, Prosperity & deep Gratitude to You and your family, Jeff throughout 2022.

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