Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas '06


I admit, I am a Christmas person.

Memories will silently creep inside my head every time I hear carols. The soft, cold breeze that gently awaken my senses floods these Christmas pasts with powerful reckoning that for a few seconds, I was in a world where I was surrounded by my family and friends. A glimpse of what I consider an eternity.

Apart from the heightened commercialism of this season, no one can vouch against the idea that what makes Christmas a special day is the gathering of family, of bridging together differences and divisions on which for a single day every year, people seemed to be more compassionate, much kinder and not to mention, much, much more tolerable.

Nevertheless, we should remember also that many of us at this time will spend it on their own. Maybe a mother who is a nurse in the US, an engineer who’s a Dad in Saudi Arabia, a homesick breadwinner in Japan, or an elderly parent living alone inside a Home. There are people who will give everything just to experience just one simple moment with their love ones.

Be thankful for every Christmas that you will still see those whom you consider Family because these are the gifts that money cannot buy.

~o-o-o~

May the greetings we speak, the cards we send, the gifts we give, be motivated by our love for Jesus, after all, He is the real reason for the season.

~o-o-o~

Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas, Everyone!

12 Comments:

Blogger vic said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and for all those Celebrating away from their loved ones, like most of us, our thoughts and love for one another will always keep us together on this Birth of the Holy Child..

10:12 PM  
Blogger Iskoo said...

tama masaya ang pasko kapag kapiling ang mga mahal sa buhay, buti nalang andyan ang text messaging or chat sa internet kasi para sa mga mahal sa buhay na nasa abroad ay para na rin kasama sa pamamagitang ng mga modern communication system :)

11:20 PM  
Blogger Ymir said...

merry christmas jeff...

2:42 PM  
Blogger don said...

amen
glad tidings from Canada

3:40 AM  
Blogger act of kindness said...

Hi Jeff
Thanks for keeping us thinking, Merry Christmas , and Blessings In the new year .

2:08 PM  
Blogger Estupidong Neil said...

Merry Christmas to you, kuya jef. I guess I admit... i miss the very last christmas when my dad is still here...

he's been working in China for 12 years now. Hehehe.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous carey said...

merry christmas jef! :)

2:26 AM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

merry Christmas!

jef, just wanna say thank you to you. i can still remember how much your site has helped me when i was feeling down. i pray that in 2007, you'll inspire more. you'll continue to be a blessing not only here in blogoshphere, but also in the real world. i also pray that you would find fulfillment in your new company. happy new year! :)

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through here?
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1:01 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jef! :)

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Ferdz said...

Hey happy holidays Jef! Onga dami nating kababayan ang nasa ibang bansa. Buti n lng medyo lumiliit na mundo sa tecnology, pero iba pa rin pag kasama mo talaga sila

7:02 AM  
Blogger aceian said...

yeah, yeah.... Dec. 25, midnight. I was driving home from work. One of my two room-mates was in LA to spend Christmas with his family there and the other one just left for his night shift work. Was alone, cooked pork chop and ate alone. No calls were made or received.... It was just an ordinary night for me.

5:19 PM  

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