Non-traditional holiday greetings

To my Christian friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Jewish friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Wiccan friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Muslim friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Atheist friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Scientologist friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Buddhist friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Pagan friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Hindu friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Taoist friends and family: Merry Christmas.

To my Agnostic friends and family: Merry Christmas.

Really, to all of my friends and family and everyone else: Merry Christmas.

No matter what your beliefs are, the universe knows what’s really in your heart. It’s your actions not your beliefs that define you as a person. This is the season that we have chosen to reflect and celebrate the wonder our brief visit to this world, to take in the beauty, the majesty and to bask in the love that surrounds us all. Take a moment to soak it in. It’s truly beautiful.

No matter what your beliefs are, Christmas Day is a good time to show love, to exude it, to be it. If you’re reading this, you’re a part of my life, part of what me what I am today. Thank you. May all of life’s joys and blessing be upon you always.

No matter what your beliefs are, I wish you, with love, a Merry Christmas.

Twelve

My dearest Sheri,

Twelve years ago today in Las Vegas, NV in front of around fifty people who represented our respective friends and family, I pledged my life to you, and you pledged yours to me. It’s one of those strange and unique things in life where it feels brand new every day and at the same time feels like it’s been this way forever.

I guess it was meant to be.

Thank you for being there for me when I was less than I should be, and for inspiring me to be more than I thought I could be. It was your outward beauty that first caught my attention, but your inward beauty that kept it. I know I would be a vastly different person today, and probably not in a good way, if I had not met you.┬áThank you for prodding me in the right direction, even if I didn’t want to be prodded. That’s what love is.

I thank Karma that you fell in love with me as much as I fell in love with you. I guess we both did a lot of things right to find each other. I’m still in awe that it’s been twelve years. Looking back at all the stuff we’ve done, all the adventures happy and sad, all the fun, all the travel, all the learning, all the new things we’ve both experienced, I can easily say I’m glad I did it with you.

As we move to the next twelve years and beyond, I give you you my undying love, my dedication, and my heart, as I know you will give the same to me and more.

Thank you for being you. Please don’t stop that.

Happy 12th Anniversary. I love you.

— Chris