Today is a day of celebration. We celebrate brotherhood, community, family, love, and a sharing of life and it’s bounty, hope on earth and goodwill towards our fellow man. It is a day of optimism, of thankfulness, of traditions we pass down to our kids, and new ones that they will pass down to theirs. It is not only a day that we embrace our cherished existence and good fortunes, but it is also of hope, hope that the better angels of our nature will prevail in the future.
Hug your kids, tell your wife (again) that you love her, remember those less fortunate and do something that will genuinely enrich their lives, give to charities, watch those sappy Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel (I love those), but mostly, live life (not just today) for the purpose of depositing goodness and mercy to the sum total of the world’s character bank.
For Christians, today holds a special appeal, the birth of a savior and a new hope, THE reason for the season.
God bless you all.