Hey Kid: Happy Everything

People can get their panties in a bunch over the silliest things.  I’m pretty easy-going and I certainly make an effort not to let other people's craziness affect my life in any way.  I do have to admit however, sometimes I find it entertaining. It’s the holiday season right now, and my favorite time of year.  I love the weather, the music, the sights, the smells and all of the added activities.  I don’t get caught up in all of the commercial drama because I’ve made a choice not to participate.  I don’t care if the stores are open on Thanksgiving.  I won’t be shopping and that’s all that matters.  I’m certainly not going to whine about it on Facebook.

I also don’t care that Christmas items show up in the stores in October.  I like those things, so seeing them in the stores makes me happy.  It makes me look forward to the season.   I don’t buy them in October, but I don’t mind seeing them around.  If it bothered me, I just wouldn’t pay attention.

And since when was saying Happy Holidays hurtful?  I understand the concept of not being offensive to anyone, and that some Christians may feel their rights are being taken away due to the hypersensitivity… But if someone wished me a happy SOMETHING or merry ANYTHING, I’d graciously accept the grace.  It’s not the words, it the intention behind it.  I would be honored if a Jewish man wished me a Happy Hanukkah.  I don’t celebrate the holiday, but if he does, and he wants me to enjoy myself, I say, why not?

Life’s too short to worry (and whine and complain and moan) about these silly things.  Most of the so-called Christians have it all wrong anyway.  (I.e. Those 12 Days of Christmas actually come AFTER December 25th.)  If I had my way, we’d celebrate in this manner all year-long.  Peace on Earth?  Good will towards all men?  I’m in!  Just take the good stuff while it’s around and don’t pay attention to the rest.

Hey KidKelli RochaComment