Christmas is a time of joy, to think about goals accomplished during the past twelve months. Some will remember those whose time to leave has come sooner than what they expected. But what we should think about is how lucky we are compared to others.
Family should be what gives us strength, not grievances. Why are brother and sister turning their backs on each other? Why should one always abuse and take advantage of the others, including the heads of the family (mom and dad) regardless of what consequences this new abuse may bring? Who is to blame for this crack on the nucleus of the family? Why are brothers and sister losing the sense of brotherhood? Only the ones who are raised under the teachings of real brotherhood will be able to overcome jealousy, envy, and deception. I can only hope I’m nurturing my children with these important values and hope they are learning these forgotten but still important teachings so they can become better adults than my brothers, sister, and me.
I’m growing old far, very far from home. By doing this, I’m trying to keep my offspring safe. Maybe if there is no daily contact with the family, they will be different and be safe from getting contaminated by all those negative feelings I’m trying to protect them from. Rules must always be imposed and respected; they don’t necessarily need to be too strict, but every rule at home needs to be obeyed, like rules imposed by society. We can’t survive by giving into disorder. Respect is the first rule at home; if this little one can’t be followed, then what’s the use of naming other rules? I want my children to go and live their lives knowing that trust and respect can be found. There is always someone out there who can be trusted; all they have to do is look around.