I have not blogged for the past couple of weeks. Although I try to blog weekly, I try to write about things that I am passionate about. More than photography, or skiing, I am passionate about many things. Read my past few blogs and you will see what I mean. But this week I want to write about two things that mean the most to me.
First, love is the most important thing there is in this world. Nothing can equal it. I don’t say this because the words look good on paper or on electronic media; no, it comes truly from my heart. Forget money! Money can buy you a lot of things --- all the sex you want for one, power over people, expensive cars, huge homes, attention, the list goes on. But what do all of these have in common? Just like glory, they are fleeting! There is a definite duration to their existence and then they are no more. Money and all the things associated with it are not eternal, but love is. And it is for this reason that if I were given a choice between love and anything else, I would choose love every time. Besides you can’t buy it. Not real love. So it is my wish that you, my dear reader, find true love in your life, and may it last throughout your lifetime. Whether it is found between lovers, or among family or friends, is not important. But don’t go looking for it because you won’t find it. It will find you if you are a person of high moral character, and have a heart that is receptive to it.
My second wish for you is good health. It’s something else money can’t buy. Earlier this year I suddenly lost a close friend as a result of depression. I grieve for him especially at this time of year, because he was a fellow ski instructor. His passing was the reason for the blog “There May Be No Tomorrow.” The gift of good health is so precious and can be lost at a moment’s notice. Cherish it, and do your best to keep it. When I was much heavier and my doctor told me my sugar was getting high, I knew that unless I lost the weight I would end up having diabetes like my father. So if you are in good health, I pray that you stay that way.
Love and Good Health are my two wishes for all of you this year. In the interest of full disclosure, I must state that I would not mind of bit of prosperity.
So Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa. May you celebrate this wonderful time of the year in your own way.
Until next time,