Saturday, 24 December 2011
Christmas thoughts and wishes from us to everyone
Dear blog friends,
For some of you it might be Christmas Day already, for some of you it's very close. Whatever the Christmas season means to you, whether you celebrate the day as a religious celebration or just as a day to spend with friends and family, one thing that Christmas time is great for is bringing people together.
All around SL lately there have been parties, celebrations, charity events, and other festivities. People thinking of others, wishing each other happiness and good cheer, dressing up and having fun. And of course, behind the pixels are thousands of real people, sending out those positive vibes and good wishes and receiving them in return. You can't help but be affected by that positivity. This unique time of year when 'good will to all men' becomes action, and we have the chance to feel united with others in kindness and celebration. Even more amazing when that occurs in the virtual space.
Our SL world is a strange and wonderful place. Our virtual friends and SL family can become as dear to us as our RL ones. People from all over the globe blessing our lives in ways you could never imagine the first day you hit the 'sign up' button. If we are alone in RL, that blessing is magnified and a real comfort during holidays and other special times. It's really an incredible gift of modern life. Friendship is friendship and love is love, even if there may be some people who can't understand the 'realness' of virtual relationships. We are the lucky ones, the internet generation, reaching out all over the world and finding friendship and love. The only thing we have to do is reach out.
In the end we are all the same, flesh and blood vulnerable human beings, full of hopes and fears. In many ways, the Christmas season seems to help us remember our similarities and not our differences. When we wish others happiness, when we wish for peace and for a better year than the one before, we don't discriminate. We wish this for our great global family on planet Earth. And once we have opened up our hearts and embraced our global family, we should know that none of us are really alone at all.
And so whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we wish you a happy day from our hearts to yours, and that those good wishes continue into a happy and peaceful 2012 and beyond.
Happy Christmas with love, from Spanki and Thorn.