Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Can You Believe It Is Almost Christmas?




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.






5 comments:

David seo consultant said...

"Fear, anger, war, poverty and, pestilance still dog us." Ah, yes. Our age old friends. Maybe it seems a biit corny, but a smile and a generous spirit can relieve much of that.

pinkpackrat said...

Agreed David< smiling> Merry Christmas and thanks for your comment

JamaGenie said...

Generosity and kindness to others *less fortunate* became a no-no during the Bush-Cheney years. We haven't returned to pre-Bush yet, but if the attitudes of shoppers I encountered in forays into stores this past month is any indication, people seemed less angry and frustrated. It may be a shared sense of 'we're all in this together' - or perhaps being polite and smiling *not* through gritted teeth as in past years caused a comparable response. But whatever brought about the change is definitely positive. A good sign.

Merry Whatever to all!

Flash said...

All my very best wishes & intentions for you this holiday season!

Stephanie said...

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.

Well said - Merry Christmas!!!