Monday, December 13, 2010

My Monday Musings

Today's musing is brought to you by the holiday season. We are in it now and there is no turning back...and yet for many it's a time of stress and running around and trying to accomplish a list a mile long before the big day.

I hear and read about how many people enjoy this time of year and all the trimmings that go along with it and yet I also hear an earful from those that can't wait for it to be over. When did we get so preoccupied with so many things that it keeps us from truly enjoying the reason for the season?

Even if you aren't a Christian, there are so many things to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice. It's a time of good cheer and kindness and yet when you go out many are so stressed you can't feel the cheer. From people being rude in stores, to stores not being able to say Merry Christmas.

I understand not everyone celebrates Christmas and I enjoy seeing how other cultures and families celebrate this time of year but is it really offensive to have someone tell you Merry Christmas? They aren't do it to know your beliefs or even get you to convert. People truly need to lighten up. I'm tired of everyone being so politically correct.

I want to enjoy the season. I want to see people smiling and holdings doors open for their fellow man. Even when I am in a funk, I turn on the Christmas music station and sing along. Nothing breaks the mood or road rage like belting out Frosty the Snowman,off key.

How about you? Do you love the season? Do you take time to slow down and enjoy it?

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