My Wish This Christmas…
Halloween has come and gone, and while I’m usually ecstatic about Turkey day as I like to take out some time to count my blessings… there’s something that has been weighing on my heart.
The effect of two words. Those words: Merry Christmas.
This year, I have but one wish and I’m going to share it everywhere in the hopes that perhaps someone out there will share that wish too. For the one thing that we can never get enough of in this world is love.
What I Wish For…
As I know Christmas is coming and how much of a debate and issue people make out of hearing Merry Christmas, I’m going to say this.
I say Merry Christmas because that’s what I celebrate. You won’t hear me asking you not to wish me a Happy Yuletide, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ōmisoka, etc. So please, don’t ask me to change my beliefs to cater to yours. Let me keep the holidays in my way, and I won’t take offense at you doing it yours.
Instead, I encourage you to consider it a blessing. For I would be touched if any of my friends wished me a happy holiday on a day they find sacred, even knowing that I don’t share their faith. As its touching when people think of each other and love one another regardless of their differences at all any more in this day and age. That… my friends, would be the greatest gift I could get from any one of you this season… your love and acceptance.
Renee D. Burreson