Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, was singing without any presents at all!
Welcome Christmas, come this way! Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze! Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day! Welcome, Christmas! Fah who rahmus! Welcome, Christmas! Dah who dahmus! Christmas Day will always be! Just as long as we have we’
And though this is a fantastical poem written by a wonderful story teller, Dr Seuss, it profoundly speaks to a truth. Frankly, as all Dr Seuss does.
It speaks to the truth, that to find the meaning of Christmas, we don’t have to look much farther than inside of our selves, and to those we hold dear.
It’s that simple, or that complex.
The Who’s sing it proudly ‘Christmas Day will always be, just as long as we have we’.
Every year, on Christmas Day, we pause, if even for the briefest is moments, to remember what is most important. Wars have stopped for this day! Sworn enemies have brokered truces, if even for just a moment. And out of the normalcy of our lives, beyond any religious boundaries, we collectively pause. Around the world, we pause. Some to celebrate the birth of a savior, others to observe a day for family, and many more to simply observe a pause.
Why does this matter? This wonderfully delicious pause?
It matters, because, this pause, on Christmas Day - gives us hope. Hope for humanity. Hope for our planet. Hope for ourselves. Hope for those we hold dear. Hope that no matter the circumstance, no matter the condition, we endure.
Then, just as with any thought, the feelings will follow. And in this case, most likely, the feelings will be of joy...love...happiness.
The Grinch himself is testimony to this notion! And he gives hope to the even grinchiest amomy us - that within the spirit of Christmas, within that delicious pause, even the grinchiest among us can find hope.
The universal feelings that make us all want to collectively sing.
Welcome Christmas, come this way! Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze! Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day! Welcome, Christmas! Fah who rahmus! Welcome, Christmas! Dah who dahmus! Christmas Day will always be! Just as long as we have we’.
Merry Christmas everyone!
My wish for each and every on of you is that enjoy the pause of Christmas Day. That your thoughts on this day provide you all the wonderful feelings of joy...love...and happiness. And that you then share those feelings will all those near and dear to you.