Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wherefor art thou

Christmas has come and gone. Let me rephrase that, Christmas day has come and gone. What are you doing today? Are you reading that new book? Is everything ready to be returned? What are your plans for today? For tomorrow? You have tons of new 'stuff'. Is that it? You are all done with Christmas until next year, right? I received, this year for The holiday, some material items. Yes, I like them. But they get used, they may break, they may get lost. They are, in reality, of little value. I also 'received' some new friends. I 'received' a revitalized spirit. These are the gifts of the ages.

Does your Christmas exist for a few weeks, then poof! It is over in one day. Take that spirit of giving, that loving feeling and wrap your life around it. Live each day like it is Christmas. Smile at your fellow humans. Treat your surroundings with kindness. Christmas is not about gifts. Christmas is not about material 'things'. Christmas is the love and harmony we show every living thing on this small planet called Earth. It is all about sharing. What shall you give shall in return be received many times over. Let this year be the seed the spirit of Christmas takes root in your heart and grows to become the person you are.

Are you going to box up your spirit of love and put it on the curb this boxing day? Will your box of Christmas spirit be again stored in your attic, not to be reopened until next year? Are you living in a box, a self centered house of one? Take yourself out of the darkness of self containment. Remove that bushel basket and let there be light in your life. Take that light and show others the path of contentment. Guide your fellow humans down the path of hope. Be the guiding light.

5 comments:

JanetElaineSmith said...

Very well said, Ron.
My "boxes" also include some of the same friends you have accumulated over the past year, and you are one of them.
I am all for keeping "the spirit of Christmas" alive all year long.

With that in mind, if you want to stretch the season out just a bit longer, it is not too late to go over to http://internetvoicesradio.com and click on "Podcasts" on the menu and listen to my book A Christmas Dream. It is my contribution for this year to try to spread some joy and good will.
Yup, the best gifts often come "without a box."
Janet Elaine Smith
http://www.janetelainesmith.com

Theresa Chaze, Wiccan Writer said...

Christmas,Yule--all the Holy Days aren't just a day they are a spirituality that can be part of every day if we let it. It is caring and sharing what's in our hearts and souls--none of which can be boxed.

Anonymous said...

Something I've noticed in so many of the blogs I've visited, something I've put in my own postings as well is that almost everyone is mentioning the need to work/pray for peace.

If there are this many of us blogging who think that way, and we are just a microchip if society if not even a smaller segment of that, but still a recognizable number, why then can't we all join hands, forces, be a major contributor to that effort?

After all, if it is what appears to be the strongest, largest wish of all, then it should be an achievable goal, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall inherit the earth.

Let's all hold cyber-hands and sing that old Coca Cola song.

"I'd like to teach the world to live in perfect harmony."

I know that line is a little different from the song.

Jay Hudson
JWW

NightRainbow said...

Beautiful words with an even more beautiful message :-) Why am I not surprised??