Monday, December 24, 2012

My Thoughts On The Season

Hi All!

The day set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is almost here. The sad thing is there is very little celebration of his birth. Or as the pundits say, "The reason for the season". We are inundated with the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut (pray for those left behind). There have been four other incidents involving guns and schools. Talk of the "Fiscal cliff". Lets just jump off the cliff and see what happens. The papers are full of articles that People aren't buying enough "stuff". The stories that celebrate folks helping folks are few and far apart. Guess they aren't important.

Jerusalem (Dome of the Rock in the background)

Maybe its just me, feeling melancholy after being hit by a truck as I was crossing the street. At this point in my life its taking longer to recover than I would like.

My viewpoint is for 2012 to have been a cleansing/purging  year so that we can go into 2013 stronger , focused and determined to get our country back on track.

I really would like to see more spiritually come back into this the season and that it not be just about conspicuous consumption. How are you getting through the season? I know for some people this is a very hard time spiritually; No family nearby; missing departed loved ones.

What are you doing to celebrate the season? Are you celebrating at all? Leave a comment and share your thoughts on what is important and how are you coping.



  1. Michelle, I am in total agreement with you about CHRISTmas. We to often get caught up in the "Santa" and we forget about The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    This Holiday I will be spending time with family and friends. For we are not promised tomorrow we only have the here and now.

  2. You are expressing my sentiments.. We should be putting important things like family over "stuff".

  3. We spend Christmas Eve volunteering to work the light display. Christmas day means sleeping in, watching movies on cable, maybe a bit of Chinese food, a movie in the theater, and a friend's Christmas party... and of course, scanning the internet.

  4. @JoyceLansky. We also volunteered for many years until my health made it impossible. I hope to be able to volunteer again in 2013.