December arrives, and the excitement starts to build
The airwaves are full of happy songs anticipating the festive holidays
As children it didn’t matter what or where the holiday originated
not really, it was that everyone seemed so happy, and time was made
for decorating, planning and having friends and family over.
It centered around an evergreen tree, if you were lucky enough to have
one fresh from the farm or farmer’s market, the smell of the freshly cut
tree would permeate the house.
In school, we were told about what Christmas meant to our classmates
and how, the spirit of goodwill to all, was the lesson we should be learning
Mostly we were from different backgrounds, and the teacher would do
his/her best to show us how in respecting each other’s differences
we could all enjoy this wonderful holiday together. Learn from each other
and share in the giving of “loving one another” and working towards
“peace on earth”
We were encouraged to make something special for those we cared about
it was a time where we made time to find something to give our
closest friends and parents something from the “heart”
It wasn’t about the cost, but about showing how that person brought
happiness into our lives by sharing their lives with ours.
Xmas cards were so much fun to make or pick out, each with a message
that was specific to that friend or parent.
There was an innocence, a joy, it felt good to say Merry Christmas.. to one and all
Not for religious reasons, but because it was being respectful, and caring.
Like saying, “have a great day and life” Almost always it brought a smile for a response.
Yes, the world is changing, and Yes there are now many more cultures that have come together
under one umbrella. The month of December is the one time that should be Universal in maintaining
the spirit of Christmas.. (Xmas)….. we are all ONE… we all love, hurt, endure,and live one day at a time.
We want health, happiness and longevity for ourselves and our loved ones. no matter who we are….
let us celebrate this holiday, with the mantra of “goodwill to all”
allow the cheerfulness of the season, to bring glad tidings to all…..
Love makes all things possible
God is love
Namaste – Oyashikiri
PL Precept 11 Always be with God
PL Precept # 3 God appears through one’s self.
PL Precept 15 All is a mirror.