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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Christmas is Coming ...

One month from now, Christmas will be all over and we’re preparing for the New Year. Sadly, we have turned Christmas to a marketing event using Father Christmas to sell gifts to children. Yes, Saint Nick is becoming more and more like Old Nick – making us believe material goods and wealth can make us happy. But, the truth is that they don’t. Not the real happiness of being loved and valued as a person.
I don’t want to thread into sentimentality here. We will have enough of that soon. My point is that whatever we’ll be getting over the upcoming celebrations, it won’t solve our life problems or guarantee our happiness. I recall, as a child, how much I craved for a particular toy – only to discard it after just 2 weeks of use.
I admit, I haven’t really completely stopped craving for things. I also plan to get a few gadgets this Christmas and New Year as wll. So, I might be writing this for myself. It may be also the last post off 2010 since the weeks ahead will be rather hectic. I have to travel to Brussels to attend a conference on Tue 30 November and with the start of International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December, I am booked for the first weeks of December at least!
I should take it easy. That’s what my doctor advised last time using different words. I wish I could just do that more often. Alas, it won’t be that easy in the coming days. That might be a good new year’s resolution I guess. To find more time for myself. Will I honour it? Ah… better leave it until the new year and take it from there.
Until next time…

."All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual"
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)