Discovery Channel ran a documentary this week on that famous First World War incident where a truce was called on Christmas Day and both sides joined in a game of football. What I found especially interesting was the comment that after that day the officers in HQ struggled to come up with a way to get the soldiers fighting again. Because after they'd spent a day getting to know one another, they were loathe to fire on each other. Fancy that.
So that's my wish for this lovely little planet of ours this festive season. That we all use this time to reach out to others and make peace, even if it's just for one day. Whether it's individuals reaching out to family and friends, or nations reaching out to one another, that single day of ceasing hostilities can make all the difference.
Here's wishing peace and joy to you all.