Sorry. I am still on a Star Wars:Rogue One, high. The movie is a great analogy for 2016 with the “rebellion” growing to fight the dark side and all.
I think about the blessings, heartbreaks, laughs and pains that make up this crazy thing called LIFE and my heart wants to explode. Explode with love, fear, compassion and yes, a little heartbreak.
While our community has been wracked with grief; we try to concentrate on celebrating graduations, small victories, good health and genuine kindnesses.
While it seems our resistance has seen some relief, albeit temporary; another nation is experiencing gut wrenching horror. #Aleppo
While we are buckling down in bitter cold temps; politicians can pretend that climate change is a myth.
The contrast is a reminder to keep our feet grounded to the amazing beauty of it all. It’s putting a little perspective on our holiday celebrations; how it is important to concentrate on family, love and enough.
“We have hope. Rebellions are made on hope!” -Jyn Erso (Rogue One’s badass female main character)
This year, we made the decision to let Santa bring the only gifts under the tree this year for the grands; to make being together the greatest gift of all. We’ll share love, money, kindness and generosity in other ways – to send them in the ways that make us feel better, appreciative and all the more certain that love trumps hate.
In Star Wars, the force is “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.”
I like that.
May the force be with you this holiday season.