From the West

‘Tis the Season, when hype fills the air, to part with money for the spirit of gift giving, ‘tis interesting that one holiday that seems to consistently fend of commercialization and yet seems to be truly observed by all, Thanksgiving. When looking at our national holidays, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, (really? Who were the presidents? Weren’t George and Abraham in there somewhere?),Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many of these holidays are constructed long weekends. I have to give Independence day high marks because we don’t swap days to make it long weekend and so many of us watch the fireworks and celebrate our country’s birthday. It is the spiritual and reverent intent of these holidays that make them so important and Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to be the best at bringing families together. Whatever your beliefs may the spirit of giving fill your heart, not only for this season, but for the whole year.