Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and joyous season. I know this Christmas is like no other for everyone. We are living in historic times. I don’t need to go on about what so many of us have been enduring in each of our own personal lives and how holiday plans have been affected for us all. But it’s a good time to remember gratitude for the many things we do have, and for the fact that we are still here and waking up every day for another taste of living.
Today, instead of writing a new post about Christmas wishes, I’m sharing a reblog of a Christmas post Sally Cronin has snatched from my archives and featured at her Smorgasbord Christmas Magazine. It doesn’t matter if a few years have passed since this writing. Every word still applies – maybe even just a little more for this unprecedented year.
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Archives -#Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye
Over the last seven years there have been some amazing guests in the run up to Christmas who have shared stories about their own memories of this time of year or their festive fiction. In the next four weeks I will be repeating some of those posts, updated with the authors recent books and reviews.
D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies was a guest here in 2014 and never left… thank goodness, with the Travel Column, Relationships and co-presenting the Laughter Lines, combined with daily support, Smorgasbord would not be the same without her. In this post originally from 2017, Debby shares her thoughts about the celebration of Christmas and her wish for us all. Still very relevant today.
Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye
I’d like to take this time to wish all of my friends here a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Yes, I love saying Merry Christmas, and with the world full of political correctness, just about everything that’s said seems to be getting some sort of scrutinizing, but there are just some phrases that remain a part of us.
I’m not of the Catholic or Christian faith, but since childhood, I was smitten with the magic of Christmas. Sure, I was captivated by the glistening of Christmas lights on the city streets, and I yearned for a Christmas tree to have in my home in all its shining glory, but Christmas time is so much more than lights and presents.
Christmas for me is a time to remember the importance of friends and family, a time to reflect on the year about to pass. It’s also a time where I miss loved ones who have passed, just a little bit more, and most of all, a time to remember gratitude.
The world seems to be in such a volatile state these days. There is much doubt and faith, many questions unanswered, too much violence, and greed. My wish is that mankind could revisit goodness, kindness, and compassion, and remember to be grateful for some of life’s most mundane things we so often take for granted.
I’m remembering my loss of my loved ones, and with that in mind, it serves to remind me just how precious life is. I’ve watched suffering, and I’ve been stunned at how in a moment’s notice a loved one can be snatched from our lives, sometimes even without warning, without a sign of illness. These types of reminders show us how quickly life can turn on a dime.
Let us remember our lost loved ones by holding them dear in our hearts, and remember the love we hold for those who are all here with us now. Let us find joy in our hearts for every little thing we have, and remember gratitude for every single day we are gifted with another day of living.
If we can all learn to let go of some of the hurt and uncertainties that dwell within us and turn that into forgiveness and hope, maybe as a unified chain of positivity, we can help to make the world a better place. This is my Christmas wish.
Wishing you all happiness and health and peace for now, and for all the years to come.
Debby has chosen Celine Dion singing “O Holy Night” to wish you a Merry Christmas.