Well well it is that time of the year when cool breeze kiss your cheeks, Mr. Sun says good morning a little later than his usual time, your winter wear are all out of the closet and yes it is time for CHRISTMAS! As a kid Christmas used to be and still is the most awaited festival of the year. You get new clothes, Secret Santa gifts, lots of sweet dishes, the yummy mummy special plum cake, Christmas carols, friends and relative visiting you, putting up the Christmas star, decorating the house and the ecstasy remains throughout the month.
People commonly associate Christmas with partying and merry making, as wine and cake and other hard drinks are a part of it, and also because it is followed by New Year. So from media to sponsors, to event organizers everyone makes the most of it and ensure that they get a share of their cake, publicity :P. But honestly, Christmas is not just about partying or shopping. It has a very significant message that people often tend to miss out. The season of Advent which marks the beginning of Christmas starts from the last Sunday of November or the first Sunday of December (which ever falls on or before December 1st). Advent is a Latin word which means coming and is absolutely apt as Christmas is coming :). Jesus the son of God, was born in a manager, in grueling conditions with animals and shepherds surrounding him. Here, the message that Christmas gives out to people, is that one should be humble and try to reach out to the needy. one necessarily doesn’t need to donate money to be humble, but simple acts like extending a helping hand if you see a visually impaired person trying to cross the road, offer your seat to an old person standing in the bus, do not waste food, give the excess to someone in need. There are loads of small things that one can do to celebrate the true essence of Christmas.
Even as a kid, amidst all the thrill and excitement, Mum always told, this Christmas don’t ask Santa for a gift, but gift someone in need and do a humble deed. It is only then you are actually celebrating Christmas. On this note, I wish all my blog buddies and everyone around A very joyous & blessed Christmas 😀