SEASONS GREETINGS to All!! During these Times we should all take a few moments to reflect on how our lives have unfolded, then let it all go; the good, the bad and the ugly. Of course, memories are what they are and we cannot forget. Still, from Time to Time, it is always nice to reminisce about the good Times. For now, and from Now on, we can and should focus on making new memories with the belief and expectation that Life can always be better in Times to come; That we can “be” better.
What we “do” with our lives from Now on is where the focus should be. It may help that we “be” mindful of the reality that,“Now”is that constant instant between the Past and the Future, and that it is the only Time we live and the only Time we can do something about almost anything”. Yes. Life is a “doing” proposition fueled by our thoughts and beliefs giving us a great degree of control in terms of what we choose to “do”. Yes. Life can always be better, and so can we, be better humans. On the other hand, we do not have any control of Time and, as obvious as this may be, too often we are not mindful of it. Perhaps this is so because we do not “get” Time. We are born in it.
Now, what do we do with this Life we are living during Time that elapses as it does? This is the season of giving and sharing and helping, and being kind to everyone. Most of us are like this all year long and we “do” what we do for goodness sake, and nothing more. We don’t question the people we are kind to. When we donate blood, we do not ask or are concerned who the recipient will be. What they believe, their faith, their race or their color does not factor into our act of kindness to give. It is the same when we donate to our favorite charities. We only know that they are humans like us, and it is all that matters. So, why should these Times be different? We are still “being” human being kind to humans. It should not matter what anyone believes these Times mean, what they name it, and why they celebrate. We should accept each other’s truth and behave with respect, consideration, and without judgment. “Being” human, we can all “be” happy together this season and beyond.
Acts of kindness are ways by which we celebrate Life all year long ; Human Life. So, in this spirit, let us continue to love and care and be kind for goodness sake. Let’ us do those things that make a positive difference in our lives and in the lives of our fellow humans. Doing anything positive for someone else makes a positive difference all around. It is like spreading a contagious “Ease”. It does not have to be anything spectacular. Of course, gift-giving during these Times is traditional and spreads good-will and harmony in the world, and that’s a good thing. Still, telling someone, “I love you” or “I’m here if you need to talk”, bringing them a drink of water, a chair to sit on or a pillow to lay on, are gifts nonetheless that only require being alive and “being” kind. “Be” mindful that any Time is the best Time, all the time, to “be” kind.
During this season, and in this same spirit, let us remember and extend good will, care and help to the victims of 2017 hurricanes. They are all in need of kindness even while they are being kind to each other as they survive as best they can. I have family in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico and I am sure some of you reading this do to.
Remember, “Now” is that constant instant that never stops and we can’t know when we will have another opportunity to be kind and spread “good” throughout the world. I say this because, “Too many of us take tomorrow for granted, not realizing there is no guarantee, that the Sun again will rise, or that we may awake from sleep”.
We don’t have to wait for a new year to start a new resolution to “be” kind. “Now” is the only Time there is to “be” the best human you can be. It’s Now O’ Clock. Why not start Now?
The reality “is”, that we do not run out of the inexhaustible element that is Time, and because we are born in it, we simply run out of Life. Furthermore, Time does not care what you call or name it, because it is just a canvas. It is why we should focus more on reasons to celebrate Life; Human life. Who I am, is not my name. Who I am, is what I believe and how I behave toward my fellow humans. Our behavior is reflected and, at the same time, displayed on the canvas of Time for the world to see and be terrified or inspired by. The contagious “Ease” of “being” kind is easily spread by our behavior. It stamps out diseases like Apathy, Hate, Fear and Distrust.
Whether you have faith in the unknowable or you don’t, there is no good reason to judge. Your belief belongs to you and to those who share it. The same consideration should be granted to each and every human regardless of their belief. After all, we’re talking about the unknowable to which any answer as to whose belief is right or wrong may only be revealed on the other side of Time. Meanwhile, and on this side, as we have life, the least we should do is behave with Kindness, Respect and Consideration, if only for goodness sake. Celebrate your own life and share in the celebration with others celebrating theirs. We all know that “being” kind brings Peace, Joy, Harmony and Love; streams that all lead to Happiness. Now, isn’t this what we all are searching for? “Of course it is”. The beauty of it though, is that Happiness has no gender, no race, no color and no creed. It is always available for all to experience and enjoy. “Being” happy is what Life is ultimately about. Look no further and pay attention to the season greetings we extend to each other, irrespective of name. They are acts of kindness and have one very special and beautiful thing in common:THEY ALL WISH HAPPINESS. This gives me hope and, I’m sure, makes God smile.
Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Life in Time.
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