Our Similarities, Not Our Differences
By now, you all might be so tired of me saying this is the most wonderful time of the year. Does it mean that everything is perfect in your or my life? No, it simply means I am grateful to be here; to be walking, talking, seeing (with some challenges after my surgery) and happy to be sending you Christmas greetings.
Not all of us writing and contributing to this blog celebrate Christmas but we all celebrate life, love, friendship and community. We all hope for a world where there would be more places where Peace is the order of the day. We all hope that despite the religious, political, spiritual or any other differences that divide us, they would some day soon take a back seat. We all pray in different languages, tongues and voices that we would be united instead by all that we have in common.
Christmas Greetings From Our Contributors
Take our Contributor, Neelma Tashfeen, for example who is a citizen of Pakistan. Neelma has shared several aspects of life in her country and I feel as if she is part of my wider family – humanity. As we approach the holidays in the “western world,” Neelma was the first to accept the invitation to send Christmas greetings to you our readers:
Here is a greeting from Pakistan to our friends all over the world. Wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and rocking Christmas! This is the time when we must all forget the differences and boundaries and raise above the geographical boundaries to join hands to make this world a better living place for all of us. Please, do not forget those less privileged ones around you (on Christmas Day) who may not be as fortunate as we are. Make them a part of your happiness. CHEERS!
This blog relocated from Blogger to this its new home here at WordPress. When we moved, one of the things uppermost in my mind was how to make it more communal, bringing varying perspectives with one common idea – empowering women at whatever stages of their lives they might be. I searched high and low to find women who shared this and to my good fortune came up Alexis Ali. Admittedly, although she never said this, her hesitation to open up to me and then with you our readers was clear. As the months went by, she did and let us into some of her deepest, most vulnerable places. Today, Alexis offers this Christmas greetings to one and all:
Hey guys! Merry Christmas from Minnesota. I am spending the holidays with my friends and family here and enjoying all that a Minnesota winter has to offer… without much snow sadly. But this time of year makes me sentimental and I realize more and more that I am incredibly blessed by the people around me and the love they give. So I wish you all the warmest and happiest of holiday seasons. For those of you who are having a tough time, remember, you are not alone and things never stay the same for long. So grab those people around you and be brave enough to show all your love for them. Tis’ the season after all! HO HO HO Merry Christmas!!!
More To Come…
Tomorrow, on the eve of Christmas Eve, we will have some more greetings for you! In the meanwhile, do share your Christmas greetings through this medium, with us and to those who you have met on these pages. Remember, you are always invited to be a part of this community by joining my mailing list. When you subscribe, you receive one daily email update of our post, as well as my free monthly newsletter that includes an affirmation poster.
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Have a wonderful rest of the day!