Today is that day again, at least for me, Christmas Day in America.
It has honestly not been the best Christmas, the most traditional Christmas, or the most bountiful of Christmas’. But it is one that I have realized a lot about the holiday as a whole. Things that I am still struggling to bring into full realization with one another.
It’s a struggle to battle with the greed, and the true meaning of this most noble of holidays. I did not quite get everything I wanted, but that is OK, because there was a greater gift that came with some of the things I did get, but did not expect.
A gift of camaraderie. A gift that the ties that I have made, the ties that bind, over the last few years, are so precious and important, and truly magical. That my friends are my friends, and what they have done for me this year, is to help me through a lot of what is going on, by being there. Which is good, it’s really helped me realize that this time of year is about pure magic, the magic of humanity itself.
I also have come to the realization, that Christmas is more about redemption, about giving, about taking a break from all your worries, and forging yourself forward to the new Year. That with New Years Day coming up all this has to do is with Redemption, starting over, transitioning from one to the next. And hopefully moving on to a bigger and better life in the new year.
Which is what Christmas represented at the start, that at the beginning it represented a new start for humanity, in the darkest of times. At least that is what I have gathered from what I have read in scripture, (and any Christian reading this is more than welcome to correct me) that this represented a new and fresh start.
That God had sent us his son to redeem humanity, and give us a second start on life, and to save us from our sins.
No matter what you believe personally, this is what Christmas represents, at least to me. And it is the though of this day that counts, the idea of it.
So I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year, no matter who or what you are, and what you believe.