Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year Resolutions?

Personally, I would want to apply the same ideal (New Year Resolutions) in an on-going manner. Everyday, every week, present and the future are to be analysed constantly. The start of a new year ought not be the reason to get motivated. However, it is not a bad thing if the New Year can inspire one to start something new, or start anew because everyone is making her/his New Year resolutions at the same time with a shared feeling of hopefulness.

Happy New Year All!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Meaning of Christmas

What is the true meaning of Christmas? It is a question heard often during the Christmas season year after year. The meaning of Christmas seems to be forever in danger of being lost by all the commotion and promotion of the season. Is it the presents under the tree, the lights in the windows, and the cards in the mail, et cetera, et cetera? Is this really Christmas? Besides what The Bible says about Christmas, I think Christmas is about giving, sharing and loving all humanity regardless of race, language, religion, gender and age. It is not just one day. Christmas can be - should be - every day.

Ed's article on The Meaning of Christmas, and A Merry Christmas to All strikes a chord and I totally agree with him that Christmas 'is not a day of compensation, where we make up for our self-interested behaviour throughout the year...'. It's the genuine concern and interest one shows to another human being without any ulterior motive, and that is the true spirit of Christmas that one should practise throughout the year.

Merry Christmas to All!