Friday, December 17, 2010

The Christmas Spirit...

So this is Christmas.

So many meanings to that first line. You can say it several different ways and its either sentimental sounding or cynical sounding.

I waiver between these two feelings when I say it.

So this is Christmas.

What do you hear when YOU say this outloud? Are you smiling when you say this. Sitting in a warm home with your spouse and your children around you, with a full belly, presents around a tree, next to a fire, listening to Christmas music?

So this is Christmas.

What do you hear when YOU say this outloud? Are you looking from afar knowing that there is someone being abused, someone going hungry, someone losing their job, someone feeling low because they cannot afford what we call "Christmas" for their family?

So this is Christmas.

What do you hear when YOU say this outloud? Are you helping a stranger push their car out of the snow, or taking the four bucks you have in your pocket buying food for a stranger, or holding your kids close to you and telling them how much you love them, or holdling the door for someone who has their arms full, or letting people cut in front of you in traffic knowing good and well that it is not their turn.

So this is Christmas.

When I say it, I waiver. I hurt for those that can't afford to pay their bills. I try to help those who I can when I can, I hug my children and tell them that I love them constantly, I dont feel bad for not being able to be the richest Santa Claus on the block, I do what I can, when I can, for whom I can without letting my negative emotions consume me.

So this is Christmas.

When I say it, I waiver. I feel doubt and anger towards those that hurt the innocent. I feel pain and vengeance towards those that unrightfully try to screw the world over. I feel contempt for the ones that we pay to protect us, watching them find joy in ticketing people during the holiday who are trying their best just to get by.

So this is Christmas. So, THIS is Christmas. So this is CHRISTMAS.

What happened to love. What happened to what I was taught. Where did all of the good people go?

So this is Christmas.

- RAWK!



3 comments:

Ben said...

Very good. I also waiver. Because I know the true meaning of christmas and true holiday spirit and good will to men still exists under the commercialized mockery it has all become

cocovinna said...

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

Jamie said...

We are Christmas! It is up to us! It is up to people like us to spread Christmas cheer to others around us, to be loving and to give to those in need. We might let someone else see what they might not have by the example we lead, then next year there might be less examples of the bad in this world and more people learning from the people we helped see. I know this wont change the world but it will change someone and because of people like you and I Chrismas for them might change for the better. I am not greedy, one persons change is enough to make turning the other cheek worth it. RAWK!

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