This Christmas, we can only but be expectant of positive things to come along in our lives. We can always hope for the best. Good tidings are always within our midst. The moment we wake up in the morning, it is already “good news”: that we woke up (while there would be hundreds of thousands who fail to see the light of the new day), that we breathe fresh air, that we have food to eat, that we have clothes to put on, that we see trees`, plants with their leaves being blown by the wind, that we can contemplate on the sky, …..and I could go on and on… all of them are “good tidings”, that sometimes we do not realize as “blessings”. Everything that happens to each one of us has a meaning in itself, has a message that we, at times, do not seem to understand. And in most cases we ignore the significance of the small details that come about in our daily existence.
We are surrounded by the blessings of the nature we live in…we are part of nature with its complexity and simplicity. We are nature in ourselves, and like nature – we have the generosity of giving to those who are lacking – with enough intelligence to share to those who have less.
As in the past years, we tend to make a wish for a bright new tomorrow. That the Yuletide season be a signal of another “birth” of the Son of God, that it be another sign of hope for a better tomorrow. We cannot remain just hoping without us putting our “grain of sand” to make tomorrow a truly bright new tomorrow. The turmoils we traverse around appear without “hope” of being corrected lest, we ourselves correct what we all have contributed to occur. Climate change, political disorders, drugs proliferation, criminality, etc., etc., etc., etc., are but a few of how we can describe the world is today. Though we might have answers to some of them but, the question remains, “what is in store for our world?”, “What tomorrow is there for humanity?” “What are we destined for somehow?”. Our life is a spectrum of skepticism.
Having said all this, it is my personal thought – although not completely said for there are still a lot yet to say – I WISH ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!….