Posted on December 20, 2012 Posted in Authenticity, featured, Gratitude, motivation, Relationship

What’s this Christmas thing all about anyway?

Different Christmas mornings

Merry Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Solstice, or just feet up having a few bevies… We trust you’ll be enjoying it, whatever ‘it’ is to you.

I’m feeling very much in my heart as I write this and I wanted to drop you a more personal message: Please know that we are sending you our love, even if we haven’t seen you in awhile.

For my bride Renuka and I this is traditionally the time of year where we actually get to unwind a little, (preferably in the sun and ocean with drinks containing, among other things; umbrellas).

For you it may be something else. Christmas can be so many things to so many people; for some it’s wonderful and for others… not so much.

To me, there’s not much that is more heart warming than watching the excitement on a small child’s face on Christmas morning. It’s almost as if the excitement is literally leaking out of every pore. It’s a sight that infects and lifts even the saddest of souls.

I know that this year has been one of the toughest ever for so many, we have certainly had at least our own share of challenges. However, you know as well as we do that life is nothing more than a series of moments strung together. As my friend Arthur Joseph said: They may seem like random moments, and on one level they are, but they are also connected/related, one to the other.

There have no doubt been moments over the last year where you felt down, and moments where you felt up, and although they are what they are, I believe that one of the things that keeps us going are the moments where we have certainty that we are loved.

So, whether we are saying a politically correct “Happy Holidays ” or a supposedly less correct “Merry Christmas” know this, even though we may not have seen as much of you as we would prefer, you can be certain that we think of you often, we are grateful to have you in our lives and you can be certain that you are loved.

We are all born into our birth families, some of us feel deeply connected to them, and for others they couldn’t be more alien. For me family is a spiritual thing; family are the people who love you, support you, and tell you the truth even if it stings. And you hear what they say with your heart because those speaking hold you to the highest possibility of who you can be.

Over this holiday season, please remember, we love you and to us, you are family!

As the new year approaches I challenge you to, as John Lennon said: “Give Peace a chance”. Whatever is placed before you: choose to do something or choose not to do it. Don’t beat yourself up for it, just choose it and let go, when you do, everything around you, within and without you changes, to be more peaceful.

By the way, if you found this message valuable, feel free to send this to your friends.

I look forward to your feedback and comments. Please share, “like” and comment below!

With lots of love and gratitude,


P.S. If you are hanging out with your relatives this Christmas and they are getting on your nerves think of what psychologist and comedian David Grainer has to say about the holidays:

“The holidays; a time when dysfunctional families obligatorily come together to piss each other off.”

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