Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Wish

It's Christmas Eve and I have a wish. It's not something that can be put in a box and wrapped in shiny paper. You can't tie a bow around it.  It's something that I've wanted for some time and it's becoming more and more important to me.
 My wish is for tolerance and acceptance.

 I have dear friends who celebrate Chanukah.

I have dear friends who celebrate Kwanza.

 I have dear friends who celebrate Christmas.

I have dear friends who celebrate Ramadan.

I have dear friends who celebrate Vesak Puja.

I have dear friends who celebrate the Winter Solstice.

I have dear friends who celebrate several of these,none of these, or something else that is just as important to them.
It saddens and frightens me to see those who insist on playing the "My God is better than your God" game. I see it more and more often lately. The haters among us feel empowered to attack those who are different.
If only Santa could bring a little kindness and acceptance to those who feel the need to put others down for their beliefs, skin color, or who they love.
Enjoy your holiday, whatever you celebrate. And to all a good night.


Maggie Mae said...

What a lovely post.
Merry Christmas my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Merry Christmas , Sue
From Susan at Mary Jane's TEAROOM x

Thor said...

I wish the same. Have a very Merry Christmas, my friends!

Sam said...

I agree with you - the holidays should be a time of giving and acceptance, not a competition over whose holiday is better.

ANY holiday wish - Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, New Year, etc. - is a nice thing, even if you don't celebrate the holiday.

Harry Spotter said...

Lovely thoughts. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Mad about Craft said...

I'm with you. Let's hear it for tolerance. Life is too short to fall out over beliefs.

Enjoy your holiday and have a peaceful New Year!

nancyturtle said...

I share your wish, for the Holidays and throughout the year.

LizzieJane said...

Such a lovely Christmas Wish Sue.
Let's all wish for more tolerance in the coming year.
Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful message and something we can all ask Santa for!
Merry Christmas to you!

Nana said...

I agree whole-heartedly with this sentiment and wish people would practice tolerance year round.

Have a happy holiday:)


Stella said...

A perfect Christmas post, Sue! Thank you very much.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

gMarie said...

You are very right. It a shame we have to wish for such a thing instead of it being a given.

May you have a holiday filled with peace, love and slobbery doggy kisses. Merry Christmas my friend. g

FiveSibesMom said...

What an inspiring post. Merry Christmas, Sue, to you and your family, both hu and canine!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful Christmas wish!
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scotsmad said...

What a wonderful post. If we could just look at all the things that are the same about us instead of the differences, it would be a better place.

Happy, peaceful holidays.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Emma Rose said...

Very well said. "Peace on Earth and good will toward men" would be wonderful. Hopefully someday. . .

Merry Christmas!

Emma Rose

the 4 Bs said...

that's a great wish. if only humans could be as accepting as we pups are.

have a merry christmas.


Benny and Lily said...

Nice post!
Happee Merry Christmas
Benny & Lily

Mr. Pip said...

A beautiful post and I couldn't agree more! We are wishing for the same thing.

Your pal, Pip

knittinwolf said...

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for for this sweet post. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Oscar and The Pet Book Lady (aka Lisa Taron)

sagechronicles said...

How true!! We hope you are having a nice holiday!!

Channon said...

Very well-said! As I type, I have TWO dogs in my lap... dear Sis allows Gretch to just flop on top of her, but it's quite cozy. All we need is love.