It is sad to me we celebrate this time of giving only once a year. It should be everyday. It's not about the gifts we give but the so many other ways we can give that matter. I don't know how I know this but there is a love in me for the entire world. I feel that. Hugs, kisses and handshakes all around.
I hope each and every one of you one day share in what I have that I give so freely. Ralph Waldo Trine wrote a small book a little over a hundred years ago he called WHAT THE WORLD'S A SEEKING that I think helped me understand what life is about and what that life means. Another he wrote IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE did the same.
Sure there is much to be said about religion and we thinkers/stinkers ha, discuss that and still we don't understand it but it means something or the word wouldn't exist now would it? We are trying to tell ourselves something in all that and one day, I hope anyway, we will all hear all that is. What is important is you must WANT to hear it.
We have our discussions about "this God" and all think of him as good and when we believe that and treat others like this god would surely understand and treat us, we begin to understand what caring, understanding and love are all about. It is in the giving; an unrequited giving. Many say there is no such thing. They are wrong. I promise you there is. Try it some time, you'll understand what I mean, even if it is a smile that was never asked for.
An All Seasons Greetings to you and a love from me as well, :a-ok: