Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, I went over to my Great Grandma's house and the rest of the Family would meet there for dinner.  Often times, it was the only time we all got together at once in one place.  Now, that Grandma is gone I realize with crystal clarity that she was the glue that kept us together. Since she passed my Family has scattered to the wind, each Family member, focusing on their own lives.  Although we send each other cards and may even call one another occasionally we have never captured what we took for granted going to Grandma's house every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Over the years I've even noticed that as my friends and acquaintances have become religiously enlightened they've left the traditional Christmas traditions of the having a tree, or state that Yeshua (Jesus) was not born on December 25 (Nimrod's Birthday) or maybe they shun the commercialism of the Holiday and opt for Kwannza instead. All of that is fine but what's truly lost is the sense of Family and community. The sense of connection.

Family, Community and Connectedness is what we have to keep to thrive and survive as a people.  

Make sure that you tell those who matter that you love them and make the effort to spend time with them.

Merry Christmas!

BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!


jjbrock said...

Merry Christmas Mista Jaycee.

♥ CG ♥ said...

I can definitely relate, Jaycee. It dawned on me recently that I need to start creating traditions so my younger fam members have their own great holiday memories like I do.

Merry Christmas!

Joanna said...

I have such good memories of Christmases with family as a child. Even though I am no longer Christian, I still do love Christmas. Honestly I cannot wait to have a family of my own so I can start new traditions. Unfortunately, this year, it was just my sister and I on Christmas Eve (though I cooked enough for ten people) and on Christmas day it was just me and the cat (my dad and his wife had Xmas dinner, but I no longer speak to him!)

Hope everyone else did something special though!