You don't have to be religious to enjoy the holidays.
The shopping malls are buzzing with holiday buyers racing through the aisles looking for the perfect gift. And hordes of people are using the Internet this year to shop from the comfort of their homes. Not all of these people are spending all their hard-earned time and money for religious purposes. They're caught up in the "holiday spirit," a feeling of goodwill that seems to radiate from December 1st through the 31st.
If you don't really fall into any sort of faith, do not despair. There's enough holiday spirit left for you.
One such ritual that is universal regardless of belief, color, sex, creed or religion is Santa Claus.
Yep, he's that jolly old guy who wears a red suit and flies from house to house on a toy-laden sleigh driven by flying reindeer. If you've been bad, expect coal. But if you've been good, on December 24th, he'll come to your house, bebop on down your chimney or through your door, eat your cookies (do leave him some - he gets hungry on such a long trip) and give you presents and candy in return.
What does he get out of such a massive job of goodwill?
And with each gift we share with loved ones, friends and family, we also share peace and good cheer. So take a lesson from the big guy who's always watching you....do a good deed this holiday season. You'll be rewarded for it threefold!
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Jade Walker (MaidenFate@aol.com), also known as Pamela Wilfinger, is a published author, journalist, book reviewer, teacher, editor and freelance writer. She is the editor of Inscriptions (http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com), the weekly e-zine for professional writers, which was named as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest. Ms. Walker continuously freelances for Snap.Com (http://www.snap.com), Cyber Age Adventures (http://www.cyberageadventures.com) and the Webbys (http://www.webbys.com).
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