It's been a long time since I haven't written, so here I am once again. 'Tis the season to be jolly ain't it? Christmas, New Year, and everything.. But is it really a merry season? I hear a whole lotta people bragging about how christmas is so stressful, being under pressure buying gifts, party organisation, going through loads of people shopping gifts in the mall, talking about being broke as hell just right after the festivities, and so on and so forth. For students like me, we just had our midterm exams, which means a lot of preparation, revision, procrastination, many (all of 'em) nights without no sleep, early bird at school, you name it. Cherry on top.
Sometimes I just ask myself, why don't we just cut all the fuss out, sit back and relax? We are constantly running after something. After this, after that. Stressing about the time left yet still got a lot to do. I know some people just want this season to end because they can't bear that kinda fuss. And I'm one of those.
But now, come to think of it, let's take a break. Let's sink into our own inner world and find peace. Forget about what's happening around, what people say, what people think, what people expect. Just go meet the soul that is contained in that body of yours.
People have been talking lately about this "end of the world" trending topic. You gotta be dumb to believe such a thing. Of course we all know it won't occur, wait let me correct, it hasn't occurred. But imagine if it really would have happened? Let's say that you have but 21 days to live. How would you use those 504 hours left? Would you spend them running around stressing, having to tick those things you wrote on your to-do-list? You know just sit back and enjoy every minute of the day God has given you, because that moment won't ever happen again. Life doesn't come with a play/pause/rewind/fast forward built-in. It goes on and you won't be able to come back. So just live life to the fullest, without ever having to race with time, et vis au jour le jour. Carpe Diem.
Just do me a favor, cut the stress out, and just put a smile on that face, seek your soul and find peace in the midst of that storm, and remember the real essence of the season, that Christ is born for you to be free from all those chains.