Tag Archives: December holidays

Season’s Greetings 2021

It’s easy to believe that we’re supposed to conform to the holiday season norms. Of course, we really are not obligated to do so. This is one reason why I prefer to use the phrases “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings”. … Continue reading

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At The Last Minute

Last Christmas Eve, a friend invited our friends group to his apartment for a casual, potluck, holiday social gathering. As we settled into the living room, the host nervously excused himself. We heard boxes being dropped and paper crinkling in … Continue reading

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Giving

We’ve already been bombarded with commercials and advertising that urge us to purchase holiday gifts. The ads may feature perfect smiling people in idyllic settings. We can count on there being some sort of holiday background music–perhaps sleigh-bells or a … Continue reading

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Holiday Togetherness

The end of December is the time when people seem more open-hearted and kind. Our celebration of Christmas and the numerous other December holidays, might account for much of this positivity. In the Northern Hemisphere, December coincides with wintertime–a time … Continue reading

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Reason For The Season

One day in my young boyhood, I asked dad why we have Winter. If memory serves me right, dad took an old envelope and drew a sketch of the Earth in orbit around the Sun. He pointed out that the … Continue reading

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Wow! December Already!

I flipped the calendar page last night before bedtime. I do this twelve times each year on each month’s last evening. When I saw the page for December, I realized how quickly the year has elapsed. It’s probably a safe … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Human Light

A Tibetan Lama of the Dzogchen School, Sogyal Rinpoche said, “Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” This is a contemporary take about the human emotional quality that often … Continue reading

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