Holiday Thought

As the years pass, I feel they go by faster and faster and seem to get closer and closer together. Most people my age and older seem to feel the same way.  Some who are younger do as well, but having watched grandchildren and listened to them, it’s clear that time often drags for them and that they want things to happen “faster.”  Those of us who are older want to say something to the effect of “Don’t ever wish for that; it will happen soon enough.”  Sometimes we actually voice that thought, and usually the young person looks at us as if we’re out of our minds.

Christmas tends to emphasize that difference in viewpoint.  For small children it seems as though Christmas Eve or Christmas day will never come.  For all too many adults, it seems as though there’s never enough time to get everything done before Christmas…

Whichever applies to you… Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Holiday Thought”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Frank says:

    I would like to echo that thought, and have an observation.

    I am not a Christian. I was raised Jewish, but I cannot honestly call myself a Jew, as, although I am spiritual and do believe in God, I do not believe in an specific religion. With no offense to anyone, I find all the “organized” religions, which I would also charactorize as “legend based,” to be somewhat arrogant and “humancentric,” if that’s even a word.

    But, as to the wish to all to have a “Merry Christmas,” I cannot understand why anyone could not find that a warm and “humanistic” thought…worthy of respect and admirable in its intent. Those non-Christians that seem to object to our society’s Christian customs should, in my view, see that “good will to men” is a positive thought and not exclusionairy.

    In my more introspective moments, I wonder if God, whatever that means, would not be appalled by some of what we do in the name of “religion.” The Christmas spirit, however, seems to embody what is good and positive about the whole idea of the many religions.

    Anyhow, from a hopeless sinner, I wish all a Merry Christmas, and, to you, LEM, a thank you for your work and continued communications.

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