Sunday, December 25, 2011

The true meaning of Christmas

It is that time of year again and the holiday spirit is in the air! Or to be more exact, the lavish Christmas decorations, the Christmas songs and most importantly, the over the top Christmas specials in store after store are not only in the air, but in our faces. 

As far as I am concerned, the Gringe did not steal Christmas and will probably have a hard time achieving that if he tried. What stole Christmas (or any other holiday for that matter) is the overwhelming materialism and greed prevailing in the contemporary world of modern conveniences and constant desire for owning more, and more, and more. 

Personally, I will be spending the holidays around and with my family, with a few friends, and with a lot of delicious and homemade food! 

Merry Christmas all! 

 - Krasi

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


We all need a reality check from time to time. Today, mine came in the form of this video.

A man + $1 = 8 lives changed/affected. Changed in a profound way for at least 3 of these people (a way out of poverty and a chance to return home). He did that by paying attention, listening, and interacting. We can all throw money at the issues but is that really the solution? When was the last time any of us stopped to listen and help someone?

- A