Are you saying “Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!” or “Bah! Humbug!” this time of year? Maybe a little of each? Have you thought ” I wish Christmas was over”? Why is that? This is a subject we all talk about. I don’t know about other countries, but here in the good ole U.S.A. we all seem to lead lives that are too busy. Then, when the Christmas holidays come along we’re twice as busy, if that’s even possible. No wonder we stress.
The difference between our personal Norman Rockwell idea of perfection and our reality is naturally a chasm. We set ourselves up for disappointment with our unreasonable expectations. I’ve read that no matter how much money we have, we think we need and would be happy with 20% more…so let’s keep finances, jobs, etc. out of the equation.
For better and worse, spending Christmas with family and friends is partially what Christmas is about. Many people are alone for Christmas for a variety of reasons. Do they have anything to be merry about? YES!
It’s up to each of us what our attitudes are, this time of year like any other. Let’s each choose to be thankful, kind, loving and respectful to all we encounter, especially in this season.
What is Christmas really all about to you? What is your reason for the season?