It will shock some of you to know I’m a Grinch, yes me a Grinch. I can do without all the pressure of the Christmas season the demands on time, forcing family together who normally wouldn’t mix and the pressure of buying gifts with money most people don’t have. I can do without it I’m cheery all year long pretty much and the people who read this who know me know that’s the case. Which is pretty much everyone reading this cause hey I’m not all that popular. I dig the love and kindness that is the spirit of this holiday just don’t see as much of it as I like. I also dig some of the religious aspects but I could do without some of it especially the traffic.
This year is going to be different, I’m gonna give it a full shot. Started my Christmas shopping today which is usually done Christmas eve. Trying to give gifts that are thoughtful which I do all year long but usually for no specific reason. I do not need to be told to be nice to the people I love it comes naturally if I see something I think you would dig and have the money I pick it up. Giving myself a little more time lets me put more feeling into it and let go of some of the pressure I usually put on myself.
Second I’m going to do a little bit of decorating got some horrible lights and a snowman they are going up. Might hook it up to the clapper for extra flare.
Third I don’t know just decided this today and going to try in see it through.
The whole reason behind this little experiment is to make the holiday season a little brighter for those I love. Some people close to me put a lot in to this holiday season and I would love to see them smile more for their efforts.
What’s your take on the holidays? are you in or are you out?
PS- I say Christmas cause that’s what my family celebrates please don’t get your panties in a bunch. I will celebrate yule, kwanza, Hanukah, Advent, Saint Nicholas’ Day, Bodhi Day, Saint Lucy’s Day, Winter Solstice, Soyal, Yalda, Mōdraniht, Saturnali, Pancha Ganapati, Dies Natalis Solis Invictis and any other holiday you which to throw my way.
Peace Love Das
Today has the potential to be a great day for just about everyone what we do with that potential is up to us. Will you fill it with love and compassion will you brighten your day or someone else’s? Much of the mood of the day is set by how we start off the morning. Did you wake up on a positive note or just pick up the worrying about problems that only subside when you sleep? Starting off on a positive note can change the whole feel of our day starting with a prayer or an inspirational poem maybe some happy music can change your whole outlook for the day and keep us focused on what’s important. Fact is most of the problems we worry about that sap the energy out of life take us away from the present moment which is the only place we should be living in regret or longing for the past, fear of the future will take away this moment every time. We are surrounded by a lot of negativity these days focusing a lot of energy on what’s wrong with the world, what’s wrong with our lives and what’s wrong with the way we look or feel. You are exactly where and who you are suppose to be right now stop worrying about it. Use this day as a gift doing whatever you may do but know it will be better with a positive mindset no matter how it goes.
This is the only December 1st 2012 that will ever be lived go out and live it! You are amazing person and have the ability to bring a smile to many faces including your own. You are alive today for a reason many people would be happy to still be here living today but we never know how many more of these days we have so go live it. Let the love you feel for those around you shine through let the small stuff go. Witness the beauty of life all around its everywhere!!!!!!! and if all else fails remember that today tons of puppies and kittens will be born, millions of strangers will help each other, kids will take their firsts steps, complements will be made, people will fall in love, celebrations will be had and people will dance the funky chicken.
The day is before you with all its potential have a great one unless you have other plans.
Peace Love Das