Any holiday is a cause for celebration in all faiths. Some people may not understand the true meaning of the celebration by making it difficult for themselves. They think they have to buy the perfect gift, bake the perfect pie etc. and have to buy the biggest tree and decorate it to the hilt. To me a holiday is a good time to reflect on what it stands for. What are we celebrating and why? After that the rest seems secondary. A little gift bought with thought has more meaning than to give something expensive and useless. It is easy to buy and give any gift when one has the means, but it is more meaningful when given by one without the means. The latter is done with sacrifices and and purely from the heart. Holiday is a time to gather with family and good friends. Give time to those who are lonely, feed the ones who are hungry.
I wish everyone who reads my blog a very happy, healthy holiday season and a prosperous new year.