I’m a “one holiday at a time” person. I get irate when I see Christmas stuff come out before Thanksgiving, but as soon as I click into holiday mode, I’m IN. I start making my list and checking it twice. I love having the tree up with its twinkle lights and star on top. I listen to Christmas music (not 24×7, but often).

Some of my favorite songs are based in the Christmas story of Jesus, Mary, mangers, etc.

I’m not Christian. I’m not religious. But I love a good story.

One of my favorite stories is told in the song “Do You Hear What I Hear”. My favorite version of this song is performed by Whitney Houston. I’m open to other options here, I’ve explored a bunch and I am still with Whitney on this one.

Anyhoo, the story.

It’s about the hope that the birth of a child brings to the world. It’s about the world coming together to take care of this child and to pray for peace everywhere.

Yes, the story the song tells is about a very specific child, but to me it’s about the hope that every child brings to the world.

It’s actually a story about all of us. We are all capable of bringing hope, goodness and light to our world.

Fine, maybe not ALL of us. I’ve lived long enough to know that there are some full blown sociopaths and narcissists out there. (Uh, Happy holidays!?)

What I’m trying to say is…

I believe in you.

I love your goodness and light.

And I hope you have a very happy holiday season.

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