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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Christmas message to all. 2008

This is a personal and heartfelt message from Joshua of The Stormtrooper Effect, to all who visit this blog, and those who chance upon it.

And so this is christmas,
what have we done?
Another year over,
a new one just begun.
-john lennon

Whilst i'd like to wish everyone, anyone, whoever you may be, wherever you may be, a very merry christmas. I would like to say, that not everyone, despite how much they would like or desire to celebrate a merry christmas, would be blessed enough to have have a merry christmas.

We live in a world where poverty prevails. And whilst our countries, irregardless where we are from, are in constant strife to eliminate or allievate it, is somewhat impossible to do so with the ever growing gap between the rich and the poor, the ever shrinking economy and with the now, somewhat daunting times ahead of us, the financial collapse of major firms, the worldwide spread of recession, indeed many would not be celebrating a merry christmas.

While christmas used to be the festive season and occasion which i had always looked forward to and greatly anticipated as a child. A day of christmas lights, of raindrops tapping on my windowsill, of the cool damp smell of the rain as it breezes through the open windows. where sitting around the looming christmas tree, the only light piercing the shrouding gloom in the darkening evening, providing a symbol of hope, and faith in better times yet to come. It has since been lost. And it is true, as we age, perhaps we become much more pratical, cynical, and perhaps even bitter. Desperately trying to grasp onto hope, which like fine sand, seeps and flows from cracks in our aged hands.


When it is dark enough, will you then see the stars. - Charles A. Beard
And with christmas, just under an hour away, let us put aside our woes, sorrows and our fears. And let us, once again, like we used to so long ago as children. Fill ourselves, despite all reasons to not be joyous, against all our wordly woes that threaten to drown us. Let us, fill ourselves with hope, when there is no reason to hope, for hope was all that has kept the spirit of men unbroken. Let us be of good cheer, forgive and forget all whom have trespassed against us. Open our hearts and reach out to those who need it.

So with all heartfelt emotions that i can muster with these simple words. Once again, Merry christmas. Hope. Believe. Have faith. And for all that shall and will come our way, so shall we find a way around, over or under it.

Goodnight, and god bless you.

Joshua Lim


LEon said...

Merry Christmas Joshua.

Joshua said...


Armand said...

Great words Joshua, indeed the spirit of Christmas is alive! Respect Joshua...

Have a merry Christmas bro!

Little Plastic Man said...

Well said Joshua
Merry Christmas

Kenny said...

Merry X'mas.

Joshua said...

merry xmas' to you too Kenny, and a happy new year, sorry for the late reply..