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26 Dec 2015 09:22

Happy Boxing Day

It is the first day after Christmas popularly called "Boxing Day".

When we were young, we used to think that Boxing Day literally meant a day to exchange fisticuffs and infact our ignorance was not helped by the fact that most popular boxing tournaments were fixed on that day - 26th December.

However as we grew up and got more exposure, we came to realize that fighting in the boxing ring had nothing to do with the name given to the first day after Christmas - Boxing Day.

Boxing day actually means a day set aside after the festivities of eating and wining in honour of the birth of the Saviour of the World, to exchange gifts.

Such exchange of gifts is between families and compounds and not necessarily between family members as they would have done theirs either on the Christmas eve or early Christmas morning.

So today, go out there and give your gifts to your neighbours and friends. It is true that "the gift of a man maketh way for him before Kings" however, it is also true that "the best gift anyone can give is that given to someone who is not able to give them back"

Have a very wonderful day today

Happy Boxing Day

Dr. Jerry - the First: JP
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