Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas...whether you like it or not!!

With Christmas (yeah I said the word) being just days away I thought that for the moment I would not talk about the Liberal Socialist, Obama, and all of the crap that is happening in our country at the moment. I’ve even decided to not talk about how our Christian faith and beliefs are being attacked by our government and those who would see our nation become a country that no longer recognizes the basic principles upon which this country was founded. That of course being Christian principles.

In stead I am going to take the spirit of the Holiday as literally as I possibly can and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Ok… maybe I am offending some people, but the way I figure it the whole idea was that Christmas represents two things. The Birth of Jesus Christ into a world that needed and still needs saving. And the idea that at least one day a year maybe we as humans can forget our differences and for a few brief hours live in harmony and peace with one another. Most likely impossible, but hey, I can always hope.

I suppose in the long run it doesn’t really change things, but somewhere in the back of my mind I have hope. I also believe in miracles, which makes me sort of a romantic when I’m not out trying to wake people up to what is happening in our country and around the world.

As a child I remember my parents driving me all over town to see the beautiful Christmas lights, the Luminarias, and the Nativity scenes that people always put out. I also remember the family gatherings and the good cheer. Some of that cheer was probably enjoyed a little too much by some of my family members, but that was ok. Simply because I knew that after the forth or fifth drink I could con an uncle or an aunt into letting me open at least one of my presents that was under the Beautifully White Flocked Christmas Tree, which the EPA has now declared unsafe. My Aunt Velma always had one with beautiful Pink ornaments.

It was a time of family gathering and remembering those who had gone before. Family that I had never met, but knew from stories that were told about them with love and most times a great deal of humor. And some were remembered with a sense of loss and the emptiness of them no longer being there to share the season with us.

As I grew older and began to understand that Christmas represented more than just beautiful Trees with presents under them, I also began to understand that Christmas represented the birth of Jesus Christ, and that it was this one individual that if allowed brought out the best in mankind. Especially at this time of year.

Those days are gone now, and I have watched as my children have grown and gone on to have families of their own and make their own Christmas traditions. But as I sit here writing this I have come to the realization that I still believe in Christmas Miracles, Jesus Christ, and most especially Santa Claus.

To all of you, everyone, no matter your faith or non-faith, traditions, or beliefs, I want to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Even in this day and age occasionally miracles still happen….Merry Christmas!