Friday, December 24, 2010

And So This Is Christmas....

To quote the lyrics of the immortal John Lennon...

So this is Christmas.
And what have you done ?
Another year over
and a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas.
I hope you have fun,
the near and the dear ones,
the old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.
And so this is Christmas...
REALLY what have you done? I hope that we have all done something this year to make the life of another better. Whether it was giving throughout the year or just during the season, I hope that everyone has done something they can be proud of to improve the world of another   if only for a brief time.

Whether you have randomly acted with kindness in the supermarket line up to pay for someone's items if they are short of money... Whether you have held a door longer to let a shopper with their arms full get by or assisted an elderly or disabled person with their chores... Whether you have been honest when shopping and let the sales clerk know they have made an error at the till so that it will not come from their meager pay at the end of the day... Whether you have smiled and said Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to someone that everyone else might ignore... Whether you donated time and energy to a worthy cause... Whether you gave to a homeless person with a smile and without judgment... Whether you taught in a class and gave extra time and care to a child who may not have any other kindness in their day... Whether you have completed a true philanthropic act where you expected NO recognition, you did not tell anyone and you just made a donation or payment without expecting praise so someone   or a group could participate in an activity... Whether you were one of the wonderful people who touched MY life this year... There are so many ways ALL year long to help those in the world around us. 

Enjoy the holidays, your time off, treasured moments with family, the expressions of joy and happiness on your child or loved ones face and cherish these interludes. Remember, when you are being harassed by a bored or over excited, nagging child that they can't help themselves. They are still in the process of learning the shut off valve in their brain to not express every thought in their head! I say this as my daughter nags me " MOM MOM MOM " and " I AM HUNGRY " and "CAN we Wrap NOW???" ...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to EVERYONE! I am so grateful this year for all of the love and support in my life. The family and friends who have given me a year of wonder, excitement, anticipation and terror at making one of the biggest changes in my life. I now sit here in Fosterville, with my little family whom I love with all of my heart,  you are all over the country and some parts of the world and wish you the best year to come and remember everything we go through is a learning experience. 

And so this is Christmas
for weak and for strong,
for rich and the poor ones.
The road is so long.
And so happy Christmas
for black and for white,
for yellow and red ones.
Let's stop all the fight.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.

So this is Christmas.
And what have we done ?
Another year over
and a new one just begun.
And so happy Christmas.
We hope you have fun,
the near and the dear ones,
the old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.
War is over if you want it. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was about to e-mail you to find out how you ere all doing with the weather? We see ll these terrible floods in NB but not sure whether they are near you or not.
Do hope you are all well and dry!!
Have a wonderful Christmas in your new home and Province and hope 2011 will be an awesome year for your whole family.
Love
Christine

Sarah Sherman said...

We are very well Christine thank you! Yes lot's of flooding but we are up a bit of a hill and ok! Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Anonymous said...

Just took the time to sit down and read your message. As always, so eloquently spoken. I hope your Christmas was full of all your wishes and dreams. All the best to you my friend and even more for 2011...

Elaine

Sarah Sherman said...

Thank you Elaine! I wish you well too and I am glad you enjoyed it. Love to all! Sarah

Stephen & Kerry Kass said...

Hey Sarah!

Hope all is well in NB. Chilly here in BC. Fair meetings are just not the same since you guys left...especially the "after" fair meetings.

Hope you all had a great Xmas and A Great 2011!