Saturday, December 24, 2011

Do You Celebrate Kwanzaa?

I have been reading the daily paper, the Internet and listening to folk regarding Christmas. The spiritual aspect of the day has been shoved aside and overrun by commericalism. Let's get back into balance. I have no problem with buying presents to give to family and friends. No problem in gifting those who have provided services to us, like the mailman, the delivery people, etc. Now is a great time to say "Thank you" for the job they have done all year. Yet lets keep it in balance and celebrate

I think that's why I'm glad Kwanzaa starts the day Christmas. I look at it as a way to keep the reflection and thankfulness going for the blessings we have, especially here in America, If you have a roof over your head, food in your house, clothes on your back you are blessed a thousands times more than most of the rest of the word. Even our homeless have it better than 50% of the world because there are people who make it their job to reach out to the homeless. This doesn't happen in many countries. Over the past twenty years I have watched the celebration of Kwanzaa be used as a way to bring community back. I have seen people from many communities and nationalities come together celebrating the week. 

So I'm curious as to how many of you celebrate the week long festivities and how do you celebrate it? Please share and leave a comment.

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Stay blessed and safe this holiday season. From my family to yours 

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  1. My family has always celebrated Christmas. I loved it when I was young, but now the holiday season just leaves me feeling empty and anxious for all the madness to pass. I just can't get into it. I also feel very conflicted about teaching my two year old son about Santa. TV is teaching him regardless and I'm sure school will also. Next year just may be my first year celebrating Kwaanza.

  2. I explained to my kids when they were young what the real meaning of Christmas was and who Santa was. i didn't want them growing up and then thinking I was a liar so I started to counter act the media and schools.

    The best way to combat the emptiness is to get out among other people. Take you and your baby to a Kwanzaa celebration, I'm sure there is one in you area. There's nothing special you have to do to celebrate Kwanzaa, just do it. Type your city and Kwanzaa into search and get OUT the house. Smile