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.