A Very Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year when we wish peace and goodwill to others. When our cups of joy overflow, often in direct proportion to the flow of alcohol. When we give each other presents and spend precious time with our loved ones. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we treated each other as well throughout the year as we do in late December?

Despite the rampant commercialism and the pressures of shopping (I’m a bloke; I hate shopping), it’s my favourite time of year. Imagine winter without Christmas. What a bleak few months they would be.

It’s dreary here in Wales as I write this. The sky has been grey and drizzly for days. The ground is permanently wet—whenever we step in from outside, we bring in mud. Yet we don’t allow it to dampen our festive spirits. My daughters—both now in their twenties—and my wife still grow excited as the big day draws near. So do I. In fact, I’m probably the biggest kid of us all.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I wish you a peaceful and happy time. As we say in Wales, Iechyd da!—Good health!

4 Replies to “A Very Merry Christmas”

  1. “It’s dreary here in Wales as I write this. The sky has been grey and drizzly for days. The ground is permanently wet—whenever we step in from outside, we bring in mud.”

    Same here in Georgia. It rained all day yesterday. Today, the skies are overcast and the wind is blustery. It’s currently 5 P.M, and it’s 44 degrees (Fahrenheit) with 87% humidity.

    But I saw an old friend today, so I’m in a better mood than I was in yesterday. Having the right people in your life can make all the difference.

    Merry Christmas, Sam, and please pass along my best wishes to your family. 🙂

  2. Oh boy, has it been cruddy here too, in South Carolina, yet I can’t help but get excited as each week we’ve been lighting an extra candle and this week it was pink (yes, I know, how like a girl to get excited about a pink candle 🙂 and practicing the music for Midnight Mass. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sam! It’s good to be a big kid!

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