My eternal wish is for peace on earth;
Today many of us are celebrating
the birth of Christ, or
the Jewish festival of re-dedication, also known as the Festival of Lights,
or preparing for Kwanza.
Celebrating life in general is what we all have in common:
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baptisms,
Bar mitzvahs, Bat mitzvahs, retirements, accomplishments of all kinds,
and even honoring those who have passed is worth a celebration of life.
So I don’t get why we cannot concentrate
our efforts on becoming a part of each other
no matter what you believe in,
the synchronicity is evident.
When we born our hearts beat in unison.
We are all amazed at life’s wonders;
when we observe a magnificent sunrise,
or sunset, a waterfall, a butterfly or
a hummingbird hovering over a red rose.
We all love to be loved, hugged, kissed,
and snuggled by our mothers.
We all want to belong and be accepted for who we are.
I mean, is this not the truth?
Our humanity is unique.
We love, we even hate some of the same things.
Let us remember why we celebrate today most especially.
Let us be enlightened.
Let us be united.
Let us reach out to someone who may need a smile
or a simple and sincere greeting today.
We are all born into this world for a reason.
Let us all reflect on what that reason and purpose might be.
2020 begins a new decade and presents
a new opportunity for us to choose peace
instead of war, all wars, any war no matter how far,
even the wars that are embedded deep in our souls.
Let us choose love over hate and bigotry,
Let us choose gaining knowledge
about what makes us different over
ignorance and indifference.
Peace is not only a season or a few dates on the calender
but it is and should a way of life!
God bless you all!