Posted: December 25, 2016 at 8:36 am
i think the holidays are a time when we all remember the dreams of our childhood. the perfectly appointed decorations, the fire burning warmly in the hearth, the table of feasts surrounded by our happy families…the dream is beautiful. and so every year we try to re- capture that distant dream of our pasts. maybe it was real back then or maybe it was just a wish but we all still want it again.
tis the season for giving…and receiving.
we give gifts and we hope to receive feeling happy and good.
on this christmas morning folks will be leaving their families, putting their dinner preparations and gift giving on hold. they will be out at saints cleaning barn stalls, tossing thru urine soaked laundry, shoveling clean shavings for the bunnies. they will be slogging back and forth carrying heavy bags of cat litter and dog food.
on this christmas morning, they will leave here cold and smelly to return to the real holiday world and the animals will wax in the comfort of the care they received thru out the afternoon.
to them christmas day is like every other day except there are gifts and treats for all of them too.
the saints animals have something that so many others do not have…a home and a family who come here to share the happiness of giving, of sharing, of caring..of receiving the gift of the human potential for doing good.
is holidays..really holy days and is the true meaning of holy really about religon or just plain old fashioned goodness?
happy and safe holidays to all who inhabit this world…every day
and may 2017 bring all of us, the very best of mankind’s potential for goodness.