Merry Christmas!

Despite this year being a gravely miserable and pitiful one, Christmas is a holiday that reinforces our beliefs to feel happy, transform, and become a part of a society with the same common spirit that connects us all.

However, there are people out there who don’t get that magical, cozy, wintery Christmas of twinkling lights and mandarin oranges that all of us run after. There are some people who are carrying silent burdens throughout these weeks. Some who are cold, alone, sad, unwell, or struggling – and they are all around us. So for any of us who are feeling the Christmas spirit, we can spread love this season and acknowledge the fact that we are blessed. This time of the year is all about giving gifts and celebrating, and we can spread gifts of kindness in a world where it is needed the most.

Christmas even teaches us to let go of enmity and embrace one another to create a bond of love and an environment full of cultural harmony, and it isn’t all about presents as much as it is about spending time with the people we love. This year for me, it’s not even about the presents. My grandparents are here with me, and I couldn’t have been happier!

Christmas is a time wherein we celebrate love, warmth, cheer, kindness, and selflessness. It has never died out for all these years due to its magic of spreading heaps of love and joy. Why should this year be any different?

Fun Fact: it is a tradition in Japan to eat KFC for Christmas. In fact, orders must be placed two months in advance!

⁃ SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

220 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. Guten Tag.

    Dem selbstlosen Selbst
    in meiner Erfahrung
    als Ereignis
    der Wunsch
    in Begriffen
    das Böse zu bemächtigen
    dem bin ich ohnmächtig

    das Gemeinsame
    was uns verbinden soll
    ist die tägliche Aufgabe
    mit dem Auftrag
    der einen Seele
    er liegt verborgen
    im eigenen Herzen

    der Feind
    bin ich mir selbst
    nicht die anderen
    denen ich zu ihrern Taten
    mein Urteil fälle

    Keine festgelegter Ritus
    kein Zauber
    keine Magie
    kann unser
    den täglichen Versuch
    zu etwas besserem ersetzen

    Herzliche Grüße
    Hans Gamma

    ***

    Good day.

    The selfless self
    in my experience
    as an event
    the desire
    in terms
    to seize evil
    I am powerless

    the common
    what should connect us
    is the daily task
    with the order
    the one soul
    it is hidden
    in your own heart

    the enemy
    I am myself
    not the others
    whom I did for their deeds
    make my judgment

    No set rite
    no magic
    no magic
    can our
    the daily trial
    to replace something better

    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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  2. Think the spirit of Christmas is alive? Maybe, but stop 100 7 year olds and ask them the first thing that comes to mind when you say “Christmas”, and 98 of them will say Santa. The other two will say Rudolf and Frosty. Your odds of just one of them saying “Jesus” or “Christ” are exactly 0.00%, so the Christmas Spirit is misplaced.

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  3. Beautiful your Christmas wishes and the reasons that this special year entails. If you passed by my post: Natale al blog village “you would have found a nice party where you too were invited to participate. Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones

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  4. A very Happy Christmas to you Saania! Due to Covid restrictions my husband and I were on our own for Christmas. And that was fine! We had video chats with our son who lives in London England and with our daughter who is 2 hours away. We got to see our 6 year old Grandson open the present we had given him. It is a train that you have to build. He was so excited about it. His older step brother, who he gets on well with, will help him put it together and get it running. In the late afternoon we had our turkey dinner and made up extra plates for a friend and her sister who live nearby. Before we ate I said a prayer, out loud, (and I don’t usually say a grace before eating) to give thanks for all the good fortune we have. We may have just been the two of us but it was a wonderful Christmas. I loved your post. Enjoy your time with your Grandparents. I’m sure they are enjoying having time with you.

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  5. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Quote by Dr. Seuss

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

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