I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy Holiday and let you know that I am going to take a much needed break for the next couple of week. I am looking forward to coming into the New Year refreshed and continuing the third year of Monsters and Magic. If there is a topic that you would like to see explored in the blog in the coming year, please feel free to comment and I will do my best to make it happen.
No matter what holiday you celebrate at this time of the year, the forces of consumerism are busy trying to convince you that happiness can only be found by mass consumption. This cult of the consumer is the Great Lie of our age and, if you find yourself slipping into that Great Lie, I encourage you to do the practice of thanksgiving. Stop what you are doing, take some deep breaths, relax your body and begin to count off everything in your life that is a blessing.
You will discover quickly that thee things which you follow you most are not things at all. Take some time, amidst all the holiday hustle and bustle, to truly appreciate those blessings and, if they happen to have a person attached, to tell that person what a joy they are in your life.
Rather than mouthing platitudes about peace on earth and good will toward men, I urge you to take some time to meditate and truly spread that peace to those around you. Remember that even the smallest action can sometimes have profound effects.
Season’s Greetings, Dear Readers, I wish you peace and joy and all good things.