Thursday, December 18, 2008

Politically Correct Merry Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, best wishes for an
environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress,
non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the WINTER SOLSTICE holiday,
practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion
of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the
religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice
not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

In addition, please also accept best wishes for a fiscally successful,
personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset
of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect
for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to
society have helped make this country great (not to imply that this
country is necessarily greater than any other country or area of choice),
and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability,
religious faith or sexual orientation of the wishers.

This wish is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period
of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting,
whichever comes first. " Holiday " is not intended to, nor shall it be
considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or
observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious
community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof).

Note: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This
greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at
the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no
reason at all. This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to
the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher to
actually implement any of the wishes for the wisher her/himself or others,
or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the
implementation or non-implementation of it.

This greeting is void where prohibited by law.

Please check with your physician before accepting this, or any other


Time Will Tell

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, and all the others including Love. One day a horrible earthquake came and the island began to sink. All the feelings escaped by boat, all except for Love. Love was the only one who stayed. When the island was almost gone, Love asked for help. Richness passed by in a grand boat.

Love called out, "Richness, can you take me with you?"

Richness answered, "No I can't... There is a lot of gold in my boat and no room for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel, "Vanity, please help me!"

"I can't help you, Love, you are all wet and will ruin my boat", Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, "Sadness, let me go with you!"

"Love, I'm so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she didn't even hear Love call to her!

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you."

It was an elder! Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he forgot to ask the elder her name. When they arrived in dry land, the elder went her own way. Love realized how much he owed the elder.
Love ran to Knowledge, another elder, he asked, "Who was that who helped me?"

"It was Time," Knowledge replied.

"Time?" asked Love, "but why did Time help me?"

Knowledge smiled and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."