Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Turn on a radio, walk into a store, or listen to your favorite sound system and chances are you’ve heard Christmas carols over the last few weeks.
All I want for Christmas ... Do You Hear What I Hear? Little Drummer Boy ... Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree ... Silent Night ... and so many more.
Whether the songs are commercial, politically correct or frankly religious, they all have one thing in common — the song writers, accompanists and vocalists want their listeners to enjoy themselves, reflect on the season and share goodwill with others.
In that sense, the message of the season is universal.
Peace on Earth, good will to men — and women — and you have a formula for feeling good and sharing with others.
There’s no doubt that our country has been through some tough times over the last several decades.
Likewise, there’s no doubt that we are a caring, compassionate and generous people who reach out to others when they’re facing tough times.
As a community, city and town, county, state and nation, we will have to deal with problems, no doubt. And we’ll disagree on the best way to do that.
But, it’s nice and refreshing to body and soul to enjoy time with family and friends, eat too much at the dinner table, and watch the kids and grandkids enjoy the treasures that have — somehow — magically made it down the chimney.
Tomorrow will bring its own set of issues to face. Today, though, is a day to thank God in your own way for the blessings we share.
Merry Christmas to all.