Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ghosts of Christmas Past, Kindly Move Aside
This was going to be a thoughtful post about previous years' Christmases, and those loved ones who are no longer with us, but I just don't feel like being gloomy tonight. So I'll save that idea for another time when I want to wallow a bit, and instead share this thought with you:
I feel truly blessed to have so many dear friends with whom to celebrate Christmas. Unlike Ebeneezer Scrooge, I haven't had to face regrets about putting profit over relationships. I still have a ways to go in matching the goodness of my friends in contributing to the wellbeing of those in need, but I'm trying. I have such good role models for generosity and kindness.
I hope that you, dear readers, are living lives filled with the spirit of Christmas.
The spirit embodied in the Dickens tale.
I wish you joy.
The kind of joy that's taken hold of my friend Bee, who wrote a wonderful piece about Christmas and Dickens here, although she was a bit melancholy, and subsequently got her winter holiday groove back here.
To help get you in the spirit, I'd like to share this clip from one of my favorite movies ever.