Celebrations are an integral part of life. They bring people together, provide a natural break from our routine and give us the opportunity to focus on what really matters in life.
Sadly, many of us do not currently experience the true joy of celebrating with others because our minds were poisoned by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Even when we’re free from the cult, contemplating things like Christmas trees or decorations etc. can bring forth a myriad of doubts and uncertainty and it can seem easier sometimes to attempt to avoid the whole thing completely. Therefore, it’s highly likely that we remain lonely and isolated, still unable to celebrate with those we love.
Celebrating is very important, but if the traditional holidays fill you with dread or hesitation, there are other options!
Why not start some new celebrations with your own friends and/or family? One thing I like to do is to celebrate “FRIENDIVERSARIES”. All you have to do is establish an approximate date on which you met a good friend, put it in the calendar, then plan something special! It’s a wonderful way to cherish precious friendships.
If you have children, nephews or nieces, step-children or grandchildren, why don’t you celebrate a “FAMILYVERSARY”? There may be a special, significant date for you as a family, or you can select one at random, then start creating special memories together that you will treasure for years.
Another idea is to create a GLOBAL day of celebration for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. For instance, a “WAKE UP DAY” that would be a time of international festivities, celebrating our awakening from the cruel cult that dominated our lives for so long.
It could also be the perfect opportunity to reach out to friends or family members who are doubting, inactive or disfellowshipped Jehovah’s Witnesses, in order to build our relationships with them and give them a safe space to express themselves freely.
We would like to propose a symbolic date for this celebration. For example, Friday 3rd February 2017. This will be remembered as the date on which the “Faithful and Discreet Slave” finally admitted that they are not inspired, nor infallible, and therefore was never God’s channel of communication with mankind.
On that day, ex-JWs can unite in small groups around the world, with our closest friends and family members who have supported us, to celebrate our FREEDOM! With parties, dances, rich food and beverages and of course… CAKE!!
It seems that nowadays, Instagram is full of annoying pictures of cakes with the jw.org logo all over them – how they make our blood boil!!
So, why not beat them at their own game? What about an international ex-JW cake contest?!!! Personally, I’ve been wanting to have an impressive “jwfacts.com” cake made for a while, but this is just one idea! My husband suggested a pyramid or the Watchtower logo with a plane crashing into it 🙂 🙂 🙂 The number one rule is: Let your creativity run wild!! Let us know what you think of these ideas!
We understand that the Watchtower Victims Memorial Day on July 26th is a very important and significant day to remember and commemorate all those who tragically lost their lives to this heartless cult, but we also need a day to celebrate.
We would like to collaborate with ex-JW activists around the globe to make this day a success. It would be great if you could share this initiative with others, and.. let’s get the ball rolling!!!