Hanuman, the monkey god, is celebrated at this time of year because his birthday is December 20. Hanuman is known for his intelligence, and for his strength. He is loyal, and he represents justice and commitment. We can learn from some of the qualities that Hanuman embodies. He is a gentleman, very respectful towards everyone. Hanuman is considered to be a symbol of diplomacy and tact, so it is useful for us to think about him as an example when we need to negotiate, and resolve conflicts. Hanuman is also the embodiment of humility and devotion, or Bhakti. He represents the unlimited power within each one of us to heal, to create, and to serve.