This season of the reflection of the Christ Child brings
so many feelings and thoughts of how I have lived my life.
(not to worry, I am not going to get too deep in thought here.)
Family and friends are such a big part of who I am, I used to think that
my religion was too, but in recent years, I have come to a conclusion
that I am influenced by so many good
people (outside of my religious roots) that
really want to make the world a safe, happy and
productive place for humankind to experience
the goodness that exists in our world (universe).
As a person that was really living in a small isolated sphere, I was left out
of what the rest of humanity was doing to exists on a daily basis.
I forced myself to read, act, and think differently.
I have been to places that others might consider dangerous or unsafe.
I have read of others' tragedies and challenges to even survive a day.
I have seen poverty and injustices that I have never experienced myself.
I do believe that God and Christ will heal all
wounds and will make up the difference.
I will be more kind, loving and thoughtful in my actions.
I will be more tolerant, and see "both sides."
I will be an activist for equal rights for all.
I am amazed by the good that
my world family does for one another.
Happy to be a part of it.
This is a wonderful life.