Tonight began the 8-day long “festival of lights” for all my Jewish friends! Each year, around Hanukkah, I always seem to find myself saying a special prayer for them and wondering what it must be like to be one of the 1% of people who are Jewish especially in our predominately Christian world. I mean everywhere you look you see Christmas decorations and even a “jolly old elf”, but you don’t see Hanukkah decorations or dreidels or at least not that I can recall; granted, at work we do have actually a Hanukkah decorated cookie cake, but I don’t recall any orders being placed for one.
I would like to say I know a lot about Hanukkah, but if I did I would be lying to you. As a matter of fact I only know that it commemorates a series of miracles that took place over 8 days and something to do with having enough oil for a lamp that should have lasted only one night lasted for 8 nights. Other than those things, I know very little about Hanukkah. If anyone cares to enlighten me (slight pun intended), by all means go ahead!
While all my Jewish friends are celebrating Hanukkah, I pray they will be enlightened in their journey of life. (I also pray that I will be enlightened to know where I put my red, Cannon camera that I seem to have misplaced in the house some time between Halloween and the present.)
(On a quick side note, I apologize for not writing last night. I had a very bad headache and I had to be at work early this morning so those two combined meant an early to bed night last night.)