For me, it's a time to reflect and give thanks as we commemorate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
It's also a time of nostalgia. I look back to my younger days and I remember the many Christmases I spent wondering what the future would hold.
I have gone past many Christmases and hope to go past more. Some were wonderful and some were not. Good health and wellbeing could prolong life.
Sometimes, I think back and wonder if I could go back and change a few things in my life.
Change the wrong decisions I made, the wrong turns I made.
But I will not be able to do this. But I have some experience and can advise my younger relatives and friends about health, well-being and living a decent life.
Oh, sure there will be mistakes, but the best thing to do is to pick up the pieces, learn and move on.
And then there are those who now write letters to the editor on their own, after some (ahem) small direction finding from yours truly.
And it always brightens my day when someone calls and says "that was a good article and could you write about this issue we are facing".
I thank you for that.
One time someone called from Suva and asked if I could write about something, I did but I told the person, "you can also write".
She said, "no, you have all the solutions".
I laughed and said, "I am human, but I have learned a few things and am still learning. "
I take this opportunity to wish you all a merry and blessed Christmas.Home | Top