Happy Holidays

The holidays are an interesting time of year. I consider it a time of thanking those that we care about and trying to show how much we appreciate their kindness and support. We spend time reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and consider ways to improve ourselves in the upcoming year. And we try to spread the message of goodwill and sharing to everyone that we meet (well, in an ideal world).

I also want to send season’s greetings to our troops serving overseas. The other day, a deadly blast took out over 20 American troops while they were sitting down to lunch. My deepest condolences go out to all of the American soldiers and their families, and I hope that our veterans are never forgotten or turned away from society. May all of you find some peace this holiday season.

Even if you don’t celebrate some holiday this time of year or do not believe in the notion of Christmas or whatever else there is (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.), I still wish you warm wishes and a great New Year. People are entitled to what they believe in, and I applaud all of you for thinking freely. Believing in yourself and in the real world around us shows greater strength and integrity than moving with the crowd in blind faith.

So I just want to say happy holidays to everyone, and have a great 2005. I don’t know the majority of people that visit my site, and I probably never will. But that won’t stop me from offering warm wishes to you. I’m happy that I can be a part of a large community in a continuously emerging medium, and I look forward to continuing my work on the site. Today’s blog is dedicated to those that strive for peace and compassion in the world.