Whatever holiday you are celebrating, I hope you can relax – whether on your own or with friends and/or family. At this time of year it is wonderful to slow down a bit from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Whether you live in the north and have snow on the ground (might even have to shovel some of it today) or you live in the south and can sit on a sandy beach (wouldn’t I love that), it is still Christmas.
Traditions vary from city to city, country to country and nationality to nationality.
Whatever you are celebrating, I hope the season brings health and happiness to all.
I have seen the following quote several times, but have no idea who the original author is.
“If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep … you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace … you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness … you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you can attend a church or synagogue meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death … you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful … you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder … you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.”
I do not now how accurate the figures above are – but it does give us something to think about.