I love the words "conspiracy of love."
And while the season in which we find ourselves isn't
necessarily one that speaks in terms of spirit and
religion to everyone, it definitely is a season that gets
people to think outside of themselves for a while.
And while there seems to be a conspiracy among retailers
and others who have something to sell us to turn the
season into a frenzy of buying and spending, it's our
choice whether we buy into that approach or not--or
whether we we keep our season simple and straightforward,
focusing on our contribution to the conspiracy of love.
Personally, I love the season, and much of what I love has
to do with the traditions that we've attached to it.
It's a time of family and friends, egg nog and cookies and
turkey, music and wholesome television programs and
movies. To me, all of these things speak to the love
and the hope of the season, and it truly is a blessed
season that keeps us immersed in a positive and uplifting
Of course, there will always be the Grinches and the
Scrooges. But we can be like Scrooge's nephew and
the Whos in Whoville, and not let them bring us down to
their level, not allow them to pull us away from the love
of the world.
Blessed must be any season, any day, any situation that
pushes people into a conspiracy of love. Blessed are
we when we find ourselves immersed in that
conspiracy. And we can pass on that blessing by
contributing to the conspiracy and adding to the
love. We just need to go with the flow, and allow
the season to pull us with it.