Merry Christmas to you all!!
Yes, all of you. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Pagan, Jedi Knight or any other of the 4,000-odd religions around the world.
Because it doesn’t really matter. And I’ve been reminded of that in Japan where apparently 70–80% of the people tell pollsters they don’t consider themselves believers in any religion.
Now lord knows I’m not Christian, but I consider myself to have a healthy sense of spirituality, functioning moral compass, common sense, compassion and desire to love and help others.
Regardless of your beliefs, this time of year should be about things like family, friendship, food, fun and love.
Granted not all of us are fortunate enough to enjoy these things – so this is where gratitude, compassion and giving come in – read here for a quick, wonderful way to help bring joy in the local community.
So amongst Japan’s dazzling illuminations, decorations and secular Christmas craziness, I wish you a very safe, warm and joyful silly season… x andy