How often do we hear the word wonderful? It is recurrent for most of us. That’s a bit like the word love. Is it not?

You got up this morning. So did I. We are complex creatures. We eat, we sleep, we dream. Today we awoke on a day of wonder.

It is wonderful for many children who are awakening to Christmas gifts beneath the tree. It is a day of smiles and laughter for them, laughter that is musical for us. It is a day on which many of us hope to see the world through the eyes of a child, so full of wonder.

I ponder why on some Christmas days gun-toting adversaries that had been at each other’s throats stop the mayhem. I question why it is the day where most commercial businesses close. No gym today, even for those who can’t seem to stay away. Even McDonald’s closes its doors. Employees are actually paid for not working. The commerce stops in its tracks.

What’s this all about? It is about a child of wonder born over 2000 years ago. Worth a moment’s reflection. Don’t you think?

H. Robert Rubin, Amazon, best selling memoirist and author of two books available on Amazon, Look Backward Angel and How Did I Get Through This?