I can't believe it is almost Christmas. Where did the year go? . Seems like only yesterday I was riding on Amtrak with Obama on my way with him( in my mind at least) to Washington to restore the hopes and dreams of America and the world. Seems like we have come a long way since George and Laura Bush lit the White House Christmas Tree for the last time..
The world is quite different, yet in many ways it is the same. Fear, anger, war, poverty and pestilence still dog us. People are still dying and children are still going to bed hungry, even in America. And Christmas, this year as always, symbolizes the hope of the world embodied in the birth of a baby. It speaks to the power of humility, the love of God, and the family of man.
This holiday season, whatever the holiday you celebrate, or if you celebrate none at all, I wish you health and happiness and in the spirit of Christmas, I wish you light in the darkness, hope in the face of hopelessness, and joy in living each day as it comes.
I can't believe it is almost Christmas, but I am glad it is. Merry Christmas everyone. May the coming year bring us all one step closer to peace on earth and to understanding one another.