I just realized what Christmas is all about. It is not about love and giving presents to eachother to make everyone richer... No. It is all about caring. You give a nice drawing to your parents to let them know, you care for them. So when everyone says: Merry Christmas and Happy Christmas and so on... You can't be always happy... Sometimes even at Christmas. This is not a holiday of happyness but the holiday of appreciation. Be with your loved ones and let them know you love them!
The idea came to me when I got to know that one of my older teachers has gone. He taught in my high school. I weekly go there (I'm now in university) and there was a picture of him with a short appreciation. This was my first encouter with death. I've lost others before but either I was too young or I didn't know the person that well.
What I felt was not lethargy but emptiness. I will miss him. And I realized when I was sitting there at another time, waiting for the bell (I came early) and I imagined him walking down the corridor and saying: "Good morning young man!" He always treated us as adults. And had answers when we wanted to know something. We had a great time after graduation, when we visited him with a few of my classmates. It was very heartfelt night. And it will never happen again.
And this was the time I realized: It doesn't matter that he is gone. I have to appreciate him and the others I do have. Don't have to be happy all the time, but esteem my friends and family.