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The Day After Christmas…

Christmas is a holiday rooted in the celebration of the birth of Christ. When the original Christmas day ended, it only marked the end of the beginning. That which was born on Christmas day continued to live and grow on the days that followed. The day after Christmas, then, was not a day of sadness but rather a day for cultivating life.

Today I choose to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in my heart.

I choose to see Christmas not merely as an expired holiday but as a tone setter for the next 364 days.

Sharing love on Christmas day is not the goal. Sharing love on the so-called ordinary days is the goal. Christmas day is just an opportunity to reinforce, through the power of ritual and myth, the simple but easy to forget fact that we are here be an extension of love in all that we do.

We are here to love ourselves, we are here to do what we love, and we are here to show others how to do the same.

Christmas day is over, but our opportunity to fall in love with life and create a world we love has just begun.

I hope we can pull together and make it happen.

Happy holidays and happy ordinary days,

T.K. Coleman

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    1. To my understanding, you’re right about that fact, Craig. It still follows, however, that Christians adopted this holiday for the express purpose of commemorating the birth of Jesus. So from the Christian point of view, even if one deems it to be unoriginal and untrue, Christmas represents and ritualizes the birth of new possibilities in our universe. I would contend that, as with all myths, we can extract meaningful insights from religious points of view without presupposing the literal truth of those points of view. Your thoughts?

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