Photo by: Aarón Blanco Tejedor
During the holiday season, people begin to gather and celebrate with family and friends, plan recipes and even trips across state and country lines.
Although there are charity organizations and individual donations to the less fortunate, it’s also a good time to stop and think about the overwhelming feelings that those who did not experience a good year face during this season.
To name some celebrations of the season, starting in November, there is Thanksgiving and Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif ( a Muslim holiday celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammed). As December rolls in, Christmas lights and trees are going up as many begin their shopping bustle; Kwaanza planning starts (an African America celebration of African traditions) and the candles of Chanukah (“festives of light” celebrating re-dedication of the Holy Temple) are ready to go.
Humanity has always created rituals and celebrations to mark different events, passages and types of worshiping or expression for the search and exalting of a power higher than themselves but humanity has also always endured great suffering and differences.
As we enter this holiday season with our own individual or familial way of celebrating it, regardless of which that may be, we can all get involved with something or give to someone that may be feeling even worst this time of year, or left out, due to a lack of means to join the celebrations or maybe even because of harsh losses during the year of the festivities. The season of cheers can cause some to experience feeling overwhelmed with sadness.
It’s the holiday season. It’s the season to give. Empathy is a an incredible gift.
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