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Songs to Invoke Christmas

Episode 18
Songs to Invoke Christmas

Experience the Journey

Christmas is here. Be thankful. Be present. Give until it hurts. Love the season. Be that idea. You need not limit yourself to any single tradition, to the distinction of any particular religion, nor to the strictures of any outwardly imposed ideal.

Christmas, like so much of what constitutes modern culture, has transcended both its origins and its intentions. Like some other festive days, Christmas has taken a life of its own, which is wholly divorced from what it once was, and maybe what it will one day become.

Despite this, you can be assured, many things in the lives of humanity may change, but Christmas is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It will be here next year, on the same day of the year.

So, celebrate, because you can.

Christmas is a time for giving, a time for family, a time for thanks, and a time for memories. What Christmas is not, and should never be, is solely a time for the lonely separation of yourself from the world around you. So, take the time this holiday season, to embrace someone in need of your touch. Remind yourself that the smallest gift of compassion can change the life of someone who feels the lack of such gifts.

No matter what trails have beaten you down over the past year, be rest assured that a new beginning is just around the corner. There is very little, which is more worth a celebration, than the birth of a new tomorrow, the promise of a coming dawn, and the joy of hope which underlines the traditions of Christmas.

Every year it comes, and every year, some part of it remains the same. But, always, there is something new to add to the treasures of memory. You have waited all year for the warmth of this season, a solace for the cold, even a misted breath, before the plunge of the year.

The time is now. The day is soon. The moment is almost upon us. Happy Chanukah. Joyous Kwanzaa. Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas to you all.

The journey continues right here and everywhere.

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