During the holidays, I like to remind myself that they’re all less about the things we get and more about the people we’re connected to. And by extension, we’re connected to a lot of people, and are part of a whole world full of possibility and potential.
And character. And promise.
I ran across this site, and while it’s also a great piece of inspirational storytelling (without any words!), it’s also a good reminder that the world is full of everyday people, who are all different, but who also each a piece of what makes this world such an exciting place to be.
Happy Holidays, everybody.
(Note: this applies to everybody, no matter what holiday you celebrate. I feel an emotional connection with Christmas because it’s part of my family’s cultural tradition, even though nobody in either my or my husband’s immediate family celebrates it in a religious fashion any more. But it is still a culturally-appropriate occasion to see family, spend time with the people you love, and think about all the goodwill the world is capable of. Perhaps even a good occasion to share our own.)
UPDATE: So then I got around to reading a Salon post I had put off, and I found it to be particularly fitting with this post, and also a good read, so I’m sharing it with all of you. Basically it’s about what’s in yourself and what’s outside yourself and how focusing on the Self helps make the outside stuff not matter so much. Which is a major oversimplification, but helps give you an idea of what you’ll be reading.