Yultide Greetings (From the land of the burning sun)

The dichotomy of the world’s longest and shortest day depending on your perspective has drawn to a close and we find ourselves heading into the festive season. This world has seen so much darkness, violence, bigotry, and hatred of late and it is easy to fall into a sense of powerlessness and to lose hope in the world around us. The best way to combat that is refuse to give in.

This period means a bunch of different things to people around the world, but the common theme is that of coming together, spreading warmth, joy, and cheer so instead of focusing on all the negatives find something positive that you can hold on to, and if you feel there is nothing positive around you then create it and be the light that you seek. Even in the darkest of nights, the light can be found for those that take the time to look.
This is also a time of prayer and thoughts for those that are less fortunate as is often preached and taught by religion, but words and thoughts whilst holding power are nothing without action, there are various initiatives abound for helping those in need; the gift trees for families unable to afford presents and food drives to provide Christmas hampers so that a good meal may be shared.
Always remember even if you cannot change the whole world, you can change someones world, try and always make it for the better. To those that share my life I wish you a happy and safe festive season with those you love, and new memories with which to share.

For those after a TLDR version “Be excellent to each other, Party on dudes!” – Bill & Ted

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