This year’s most bloggable event has to be Christmas 2010.
When I was a kid I used to think Christmas was all about having a perfect day. That perfect day would start with a perfect family all complete. Then the perfect family would have no problems at all. And like any kid, a Christmas day would feel incomplete without the gifts from the relatives, ninongs and ninangs. The Christmas day with the most gifts or the best gifts would have to be the best Christmas day.
But as I grew older I have learned to let go of the fairy tale of a perfect family on a perfect day with a good number of perfect gifts. The past Christmases right after I turned 13 my Christmases grew worse. I didn’t have the perfect family. I got lesser and lesser gifts. I always felt empty and lonely on the day itself and greeting “Merry Christmas” became a requirement rather than a cheer.
This Christmas 2010 things changed for me. I received a series of blessings (all non-material) and I felt the spirit in me. I then realized that Christmas 2010 is not about us. It is actually about everyone around us. Christmas 2010 is Jesus’ birthday. The blessings that go with it are his “give-aways”. I can’t express how much Christmas 2010 means to me so I might as well put it in poem.
Everytime Christmas is near
my feeling stays the same each year
empty, lonely, never happy
heart is full of cold self-pity
Happiness based on material presents
Gifts all pricey bought by parents
Often forgetting the cause for the season
Jesus’ birthday is the original reason
But this 2010 a new dawn came
Christmas then was never the same
Family, brethren and kin all together
Full of warmth of love despite the weather
My sister and brother were still away
But came home soon for Christmas day
Though our family never seems too perfect
But being complete just feels correct
So we all looked pass our differences
And tried to spread the cheerfulness
We savored each moment we had together
Father, mother, sisters and brothers
Though the presents I received were quite few
It won’t ever level up with this joy renewed
I won’t ever forget this Christmas then
Which my family celebrated this twenty-ten
I guess what I’m really saying is that this Christmas, despite our failures, hardships, and misunderstanding. Having our family together has lifted our spirits with enough motivation to push through another year of trials. The best part is we also got to celebrate it with our Grandfather from our mother’s side despite his grave sickness. Praise God for giving him a chance to go through another Christmas.
This event is something I cannot compare withany event that I experienced this year 2010. No freebie, prize or perks can compete with the warm feeling of a complete family that I only get to experience this time of the year. I would have to say this is also the most bloggable event of the year since everyone is celebrating it and most bloggers are blogging it.
It is the one event where everyone is invited and the venue is everywhere where love is. (Jesus’ birthday is one event no one would want to miss, dapat complete attendance )
Of course I call it the most bloggable event for the year because “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
COntest made possible by: Batang Yagit and Jehzeel Laurente