Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2007

Dear Children,

Wish you in advance a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

The current Christmas tree is more a symbol of peace and happiness, appropriate to the way most people celebrate the winter holidays in the 21st century.

The whole range of celebration of the New Year's Day basically stems from the various ways ancient societies used to greet the new harvest seasons. It was first marked in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon and the first day of spring.

Symbolically, New Year signifies a renewal of life. The spirit of celebration is for regeneration, while discarding the old and worn out. It's the time to take new resolutions and look for new inspirations and motivations, to achieve what remained unachieved in the passed year. Achievement of step-by-step goals builds our confidence. We have to set our goals just out of reach, but not out of sight.

With Love, Amma-Naana