Thursday, December 22, 2011

And so this is Christmas.....

Another Christmas is upon us and it is time to think back to the year that we all have had.  There have been trials and tribulations, ups and downs, old friends and new friends, and many other events that have shaped our lives this past year.  But one thing that we have to be thankful for is that we made it through another year.  There are those among us who are not going to be able enjoy the holidays as they have in the past.  For those that have lost jobs, it is not going to be a very Merry Christmas. 

I have also encountered bumps in the road.  A job loss early in the year did nothing to dampen by spirits by any means.  I knew that it was only a matter of time before I would be back on my feet.  For those who have been out of work for what seems an eternity, you have to keep up the faith that you will get a job and be back on the road to prosperity.  It is not an easy road and I don’t want to pretend that it is. 

We have seen financial upheaval all over the world and this has affected all of us in ways some will not understand.  The political system in the United States has come under attack by progressive liberals who are hell bent on taking us down the path of failure.  Our religious freedoms have also come under attack by those who are trying to take down what we have left of our faiths. This country used the Judeo-Christian ethic as a foundation for this government.  They were beginning an experiment where everyone would be able to practice religion freely.

Now is not the time to stop fighting for what we believe in.  Christmas is a time for us to renew our faith in fellow man and do what we feel is right.  We must remember growing up in this country is a privilege and not a right.  We must not be afraid to fight to keep what is rightfully ours and not let anyone take it from us and that includes our government.

We have all worked too hard and too long so see this country go the way of other countries of the world.  It is time to think about what we really want and this is the best time of year to start.  Christmas must be celebrated as time for new beginnings.  We must never lose sight of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to be able to celebrate our freedoms and Christmas is a very important part of that. 

From my extended family to all of you, I wish to convey a very Merry Christmas blessing and the hope of a wonderful New Year.

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