Dayo Olomu Celebrates Christmas In Santa Clause Outfit
December 23, 2016
Wishing you a Merry Xmas..........My Valued Friends, Family, Colleagues, Associates, Community Leaders, Faith Leaders, Your Excellencies, Followers and Mentee's
Only 48 hours ‘til Christmas! What a glorious time of year! I was running errands the other day and was stuck in traffic near the shopping centre in Croydon where I live, so I turned on the radio and heard John Lennon's, "Happy Xmas (War is Over)." What a magnificent song! I sat in the car with tears in my eyes listening to the wonderful words and joyful voices.
Those of us who are blessed with peaceful neighbourhoods and the joy of holiday shopping have so much to be thankful for! Today, play some holiday music, turn off the telephone, switch off the TV, and hug your kids. Call a friend, or pause to be still and enjoy the moment. One of my favourite quotes is that, "all the darkness in the universe cannot put out the light of a single candle." This holiday season, please light a candle.
I'd like to make a couple other suggestions. Stress less and enjoy more. If you can, it's nice to be "home for the holidays". But if the airlines and icy roads make that unwise or impractical, choose to be safe, stay warm, and get on the phone. A phone call is much better than a night in a ditch or Christmas in an airport. And, at the risk of being a heretic, make a vow: "I will do no frantic, last-minute shopping!"
It's not worth it! If you've bought presents, that’s wonderful. Wrap them up, pat yourself on the back. But if not, show your love in other ways--hot chocolate, music on the stereo and reading Dickens' "Christmas Carol" will make an unforgettable holiday. (Hint: then buy that must-have present next week, on sale!)
And, a personal note. It's important that we respect all faiths and traditions. As for me and my family, we celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus, and we want that to be known. And we want our faith to be respected, as we respect others. So, if you have a tradition of attending a Christmas worship service, or singing carols or praying as a family, I encourage you to keep and cherish those traditions. Your kids may not "get it" now, but they'll remember it later.
Finally, for everyone who celebrates another tradition, Happy Holiday! The sun is coming back and the New Year is almost upon us. Whatever tradition you honour, do it with joy, with peace and goodwill for all!
Dr Dayo Olomu (DDO)
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