For many people around the world Christmas can mean many things. From a religious aspect to the act of giving and receiving gifts, this time of year is definitely a time to give thanks and spread cheer. Growing up I learned the true meaning of Christmas and that is family and friends and being together. As stated by a famous poet Piri Thomas; "Las Navidades de mi niñez eran más que Kris Kringle, alias Santa Claus, alias Mami y Papi, o quien sea.
mi las Navidades eran la alegría de estar con la familia--pobres de bolsillo,
pero ricos de corazón." To sum that up in English Piri Thomas was saying that during his childhood Christmas was more than Kris Kringle, Santa Claus, Mom & Dad, or whoever. For him and myself Christmas was the happiness of solely being with family; poor in the pocket, but rich in the heart.