Why do I always voice surprise that the Holiday season is upon us once again? What a wonderful way to end the year…especially this year. 2016 was brutal.
Simple kindness and decorum is the exception now. Intolerance, speaking your mind with no censors is the ‘in’ thing. Heck, if our civic leaders do it, we certainly can’t punish our children for it, can we? I know I am old school, but civility, empathy and good will should never be outdated.
I am a sucker for those corny Christmas movies that make me cry and end with a message of love. We need to get back to basics.
Put down your smart phones and tablets, stop videoing everyone for everything they do, and talk . . . just talk. Even if we don’t agree, we can have a spirited discussion without ending in obscene language, gestures, or even violence. It’s ok to disagree and then get back to basics. Life would be pretty boring if we all thought the same.
There was many a politician in the past that disagreed on all types of topics. But at the end of the day, they could share a toast and laugh.
Let’s get back to basics. Do what we were taught in kindergarten. It is still true, no matter how old we are- when you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
So let’s end this year on a good note . . . have some fun this Holiday season.
Wear that Santa hat around town and enjoy the smiles it brings.
Sing Christmas carols OUT LOUD.
Eat Christmas cookies . . . LOTS of them.
Get together with family and friends, rekindle lost friendships.
Tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us so make this Christmas the best!
And speaking of fun holidays, help me come up with a caption for the photo above.
I took the picture of my husband and daughter while we were out cutting our Christmas tree. I didn’t realize that I didn't capture my daughter in the photo till I looked later. A photographer I am not . . . guess I won’t quit my day job.
I do think it would make a GREAT Christmas card! If I use your caption, I’ll throw in a $20 Amazon gift card to show my thanks. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!