Hmm, . . . . well, the calendar on the wall says that it is almost Christmas time and generally, in Western History—Westerners tending toward the Christian faith—Christmas is a time of peace, truce and ceasefire as it were.
Of course, there are other times of traditional ceasefire, 11/11 at 11:11 is one of them . . . . . Just as January 1, birthdays, and 4th of July are times of contemplation, planning, resolution and committing to change, I find times such as 11/11 and Christmas to be good opportunities to cease and desist on any combat operations and make Peace in the Valley.
Of course, (again), that is my personal choice, and others need not follow the lead. I am one who tends to fool some. At my heart, at the end of the day, very much a girly girly, I fight fair, I fight a girl’s way. And an American through and through, I follow our rules—I don’t start it, but I do finish, even if it is girl fighting. 😉
Having said all that, peace is my goal, and peace I will make come what may this Christmas season. Whether anyone else wants to hear—or live—“chill” it is up to them. Peace, of course, is not surrender, and lists can be made by those other than Santa Claus, and for reasons other than determining who gets coal and who gets candy on Dec 25.
For blogs roll and fingers tap and calendars turn and topics change. This country is big and the differences and diversity among us is perhaps more real and more apparent to me than to others. Picking fights is frowned upon where I come from, a sign of weakness. That is, apparently, not the way everywhere in our land. I can try to lead, however, if that fails in the end I must follow.
So, to a peaceful December. That is my choice, and I sincerely hope it is yours as well.
To peace in our time. 🙂