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
Where’s my present
Benny and I got into the habit of not decorating for Xmas cause it was just us. And I have to say the holidays were okay. Now that we have the girls we started decorating and really getting into the holiday and what a difference. I enjoy the holidays more now than ever! We like to drink hot chocolate and drive around and look at all the lights. It’s something we do every year now. I think the holidays are what you make of them, you can be depressed and miserable or thankful and happy.