Thursday, December 17, 2009
That Holiday Spirit
Where is it? For me I am in such a foul Christmas spirit. Why do the retail industry take all the fun out of the meaning of Christmas. It is not about how much you are going to spend or who is getting what for Christmas or what you want for Christmas. Its about the birth of Christ, family love ones and being happy. Christmas time makes so many people miserable and that is not what it is all about. I am so thankful for just being able to get up in the morning, kiss my husband good bye and enjoy my day. We have gotten in such a rut every year killing ourselves to please others. Granted it is more about the spirit of giving yes but I do think we go over board trying to please everyone. Ok so what will happen if you don't give a gift this year? Will family talk about you? Call you cheap? Are you more concerned about how people will perceive you if you don't give a gift? Its the pressure of the holidays to give give give even if you can't even afford it.
We all put ourselves in debt just for one day which we should be celebrating life and the birth of our lord and savior. But we don't. How many of us actually go to church on a regular basis except to go to church on Christmas Day and on Easter Sunday?
We all seem to only worry about the homeless and the hungry and the less fortunate on the holidays then during the entire year. Why is that? Not saying that we all do this because there are organizations and volunteers that give their time and energy on this problem in our country every day of the year so don't get me wrong.
The bottom line here is that I am very fortunate to have a nice home, food on the table and clothes on my back. I give all during the year not just on the holidays. There are some that just are not in the position to give but are in the position of need. The economy has really taken its toll on many families this year and my heart and thoughts are with those that to have a Merry Christmas. Stay strong and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You just don't know how far down the tunnel you have to travel but there is one. If you keep walking through.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa.