Archive for December 24th, 2008

Time to celebrate and be joyful

Posted on December 24, 2008. Filed under: Culture, Philosophy, Spirituality |

mooseThis post title has two meanings. One is: “This is a traditional time of year to celebrate, as several religious and secular remembrances are going on now.”

Another meaning is this: “Please do take the time to celebrate!” Sometimes, end-of-year activities can get a little hectic; emotions can run high. I remind myself to—even if only for a few minutes on some days—take some time to breathe, reflect, and be at peace with what is. It can make all the difference in how I go on with my day.

This year, Hanukkah, Christmas, and two friends’ birthdays all come along the same week. I shall be attending a Christmas Eve gathering, which will be a traditional Southwest holiday feast: Homemade tamales and tacos! These will be all vegetarian, and VERY tasty. Good cheer will abound. My only required contribution is a bowl of chopped tomatoes! Even I can do that! 😉

Last year I posted about multiple holidays; Hanukkah came early then, and a couple of the other dates have shifted too. I do recognize and appreciate many holidays: Diwali, Bodhi Day, Hajj, Eid, Winter Solstice and Kwanzaa, among others.

I will have many end-of-year things to say in a little while. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview: “I believe 2009 will be, for number of reasons, one of the more amazing, and life-changing years in our history.”

Be of good cheer, you dearest of bloggers. I truly wish you all the joy the season can bring. pinecones

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