In three days, the early dawn will greet a fortunate few with a mantle of snowy white. In three days, children around the world will be awakened to the sight of holiday packages and curly tied ribbons. In three days, homes will be filled with joy, the sounds of laughter and an awe of peace. The magic of the season will touch the hearts and lives of all those who have been so blessed to share in the festivities of Christmas.
Whether a believer or not, this mystical day brings back the nostalgia of a childhood not so long ago. It is in the presence of the moment, where we so often reflect on the times we used to know and love. We remember those we’ve loved, who have now passed away. We remember tender moments shared, Eskimo kisses, and the bells that rang on Christmas Day. It used to, in some ways, seem to mean more. It was a time where families, friends or foes, no matter their differences, could come together to share love and light amongst one another. It was something sacred, something special.
In three days, the world will once again revel in the beauty of this mysterious day. The miracle and wonder is not so much in what it used to mean, the gifts we give or get, or the music that fills the air; but what we mean to each other. In a world where there is so much anger, so much fear, so much sorrow, so much lack — this is one day where we should take the time to be sincere to one another. A time where we can learn what Christmas (and life) is really for. This holiday season, be thankful for the life and legacy you have, the love in your life, and the peace in knowing that you have survived another year to fulfill a purpose yet to be revealed to you. After all, like so many who have passed before us, it is good to be known not so much for all the money or gifts you have given, but for the positive light and love you have left in the hearts and souls of those around you. In three days, even if you do not celebrate this specific day, reflect on the love you have, the love you have yet to give, and the love and kindness for what you will always be remembered.
Let there be peace on Earth… and let it begin with me.
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