Christmas joy.

I love the Christmas season and for me it is really the season to be jolly. We all celebrate birthdays but this season we celebrate the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ so then it is proper for us to do it with great pleasure and happiness in our souls. The birth of any child is great joy for the parents and the birth of the one who sacrificed himself for our sins is a blessing for Christians.

We are all different and we all have different family values and what I like most is that we are trying to translate these values into family traditions. When I was a kid we always celebrate the Christmas at my grandparents and I remember the preparations that we were doing before Christmas. While we were helping to prepare the traditional Christmas treats our grandparents were singing carols about Jesus Crist. On Christmas Eve ,after we get dressed in a traditional costume, we were going to sing carols to our relatives, friends or our neighbor’s houses. Now these recollections appear as magical moments that I’d like to create ,and I do, for my daughter.

I know that today Christmas is no longer what was once. I know that today during Christmas we speak most of Santa Claus than Jesus Crist. I know that today children are more captivated by Santa than Jesus. But it’s up to us to educate our children about both and most of it to separate one of another. We read stories to our children about Jesus kindness and love, and we benefit Santa to make our children to share Jesus love for human kind.

More and more people are saying that Santa Claus was created to boost Christmas sales. But who doesn’t like to get a present? Deep inside we are children so don’t deny something that is not true, just enjoyed. Santa Claus is for all the children in the world no matter of religion or race. All the religions in the world are embracing the kindness, the love and the sharing that Santa Claus is spreading.

I want to finish this post with greetings for all my friends and all my enemies in the world. Greetings for all who believe or have disbelief in Christmas or in Santa Claus  



Survivor and forgiveness

Survivor is one of the reality show that I am deeply thrilled by. It’s the ugly side of our life concentrated in 40 days. A life of deception, lies, mistrust, backstabbing and more. This kind of things would happen at work not in a family. If you look at this episode you will understand human psychology and its pettiness. What is more intrigued in this episode is that they fight against the loved ones. Mother vs daughter, brother vs brother, wife vs husband . All contestants say they love their relatives but none would lose a match in front of them. For a million dollars they would rather humiliated their loves one than to lose. It’s strange but I know that in real life they would not do anything like that. all your life you try to build a trust with your loves one and you risk to destroy it for a million dollars. Really? Yes I know some of the people will do that for less.

Unfortunately this is a part of our life and we have to accept it. The faster we accept the easier we forgive them. This is happening  in the end of this show and they forgive each other. For them was just a game for us is not but we still have to able to forgive.

Jesus forgive Judas for betraying him.

Jerusalem 1996

I have some old pictures from Jerusalem. In 1996 I work and live in Jerusalem for a year and the Old city was my weekend attraction. Jerusalem is the Holy City for three big religion and because of that it has a lot of history behind it.  For Christians and Muslims is the place from where Jesus and Mohamed ascended to heaven. And for Jewish people is the promised land. Jesus holy tomb for Christians , Dome of Rock for Muslims and West Wall or Wailing Wall for Jewish.

I work most with Jewish people and I learn a lot about them and in particular about orthodox Jew. One of the best healthy culinary custom is that they don’t mix meat products with dairy products at the same table.

I scan some of my old pictures made in Jerusalem. Enjoy them.