Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

Hai dear loving friends,
How are you all  doing? I hope you are fine and healthy. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in our own way, by going to the mall of his choice. When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. 
Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
I am keeping well and busy with Advent and Christmas schedule . This year I enjoy  Christmas in a very festive mood.christmas is the  word that brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. 
The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful.  We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.  Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. Some wants to do that, but most probably engage with some other spirits.
Sometimes I think about my Christmas preparations and celebrations. And many questions come to my mind. Which Christmas is the most vivid to me?  It's always the next Christmas…..
I wish a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
With love
SJ