I dunno 'bout you, but...last year, I was a Scrooge.
It was all "Bah-humbug" and crabbiness,
Hustling and bustling, on a mission to just "git 'er done".
I didn't get into the Christmas spirit at. all. last year.
And I knew it, I saw it in myself, and it just made it worse!
So, this year...I've already decided...I'm focusing on the "Reason for the Season" and not so much on the "materialism" of the season.
Baby Jesus' Birthday is why we celebrate my most favorite holiday of all!!
So, bring on the music, the candles, the movies, the warm fuzzies, and the reminders of why we celebrate!!
Mama's gettin' in the spirit!!
A couple of years ago, I decided that I was no longer going to respond "Happy Holidays" to someone who wished me "Happy Holidays"...so, me, being the rebellious rogue that I am (*snort*), began saying "Merry Christmas".
And, the response I got was awesome...cashiers would lift their exhausted eyes from their registers and actually looked at me...and then thank me, for saying "Merry Christmas"!!
Once, I was privy to a rebellious rogue cashier who, although she had been instructed otherwise, was saying "Merry Christmas" to those in her line!
It felt good...it feels good.
I don't do this to exclude or to make people feel uncomfortable or uneasy...not at all!!! I am a tolerant and understanding person, which is why I guess I believe people should be understanding of my beliefs.
I'm not asking people to agree with my beliefs or to change their own religious beliefs.
I mean, I don't say boo to my Muslim patients who come to the Catholic hospital where I work and take the crosses off the wall...surely we can be tolerant of one another's beliefs, no?
And, with that said...if I know someone is Jewish, I'll cheerily wish them a "Happy Hanukkah!"...or, to those that are Muslim, I'd gladly say "Happy Ramadan!!" to them, and to those that celebrate Kwanzaa..."Merry Kwanzaa, to you!!"
So, yes...a general "Happy Holidays" covers them all...but, if you see me on the street, wish me a "Merry Christmas"!!!
Because I hope y'all have a: