Merry Christmas to All, in this wonderful year of 2011!
I’ll make this short and sweet, as I’m sure I’m far from the only one who has assorted Christmas fun and duties to attend to today. To everyone who is celebrating the holiday today, I hope you have a wonderful day, that you get to spend it with friends, family, and others whom you care about deeply. It is a very special day, after all, which even if you are not the most religious person around (and I’ll admit, I’m turning into a bit of a ‘Christmas and Easter’ member of my church), has a unique place in most of our lives. Remember those feelings as you go through the day, and let them carry you through all next year, as well.
For the non-Christmas celebrating crowd, as always, I hope you have a good day, and forgive us Christians for shutting down just about everything today as we celebrate. Tomorrow, most things (with the exceptions of the Postal Service and most banks) should be back in full running order, and you can get back to your normal lives (although, you might want to avoid the malls; there’s likely to be a rush of gift returns and people taking advantage of after-Christmas sales for the next few days). For today, have a nice Sunday, spend some time with your family, and take advantage of the fact that most everywhere you go that happens to be open (in the United States, at least) should be nearly empty.
Once again, Merry Christmas to All, and to All, a Good Sunday!