This time of year is supposed to be dedicated to good cheer and joy,
but more often than not, it falls into the hands of the blues.
The thing is, tragic things happen all year long
but we really hang our heads low
when tragic things happen during our winter holidays.
Why is that?
I write about this today as my friend’s condition,
after anemergency operation from being hit by a taxi cab,
is still unsure.
I guess we are all influenced by this season,
whether you are religious or not.
It is a time where TV movies exalt giving and
caring for your loved ones and for those less fortunate.
It is a time where families return to their religious roots
to celebrate the core principles of which they are founded.
The mood is present and evoked from years of ritual and habit.
So today, I say only that the holidays don’t have to be blue.
- We can be more gracious in how we talk to each other.
- We can be more gracious in how we drive on the streets.
- We can be more gracious in acknowledging
that we are connected under the sun.
- We can be more gracious with our planet and its bounty!
And though we may have difficult scenarios to deal with,
let us remember that we are not alone and that “this too shall pass."
Change is ever-present and how you approach these changes
is a sign of the strength of the spirit you were born with.
I hold the world and it’s inhabitants in my thoughts and prayers.
I expand the worry, grief, pain and heartbreak in my mind,…...
until it no longer persists.
Thank you for reading and listening.