As the year comes to a close, I want to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday.
The holidays mean different things to different people. There are many different ways to celebrate, too. By now many of your trees have been trimmed, your candles have been lit, and your family and friends are gathering around you. Take this moment to give thanks, once again, to the life that has been given to you.
With all the hardship this world has seen lately, for some, this time of year will be difficult. Some of us have lost loved ones, lost jobs and homes, and have no money to give back in some way. They may not be able to provide any gifts for their children, not to mention a home. Not being able to give the basic necessities to their children, and probably even themselves, has to be devastating.
As you gather around with loved ones this year, praise God, or your Higher Power, for the blessings that have been given to you. Remind
yourself of what you do have, instead of focusing on what you don’t. And remind yourself of what others are doing without. Reach out and help someone in a personal way. If you have nothing material to give, a hug, a helping hand, or kind words are still available to all of us.
God bless each and every one of you.
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all the other traditional blessings go out to you and yours.