There is a special form of insanity that comes with the Holidays.
It is highly contagious and we have all contracted it.
Excessive Shopping, Decorating, Baking,
Wrapping, Cooking, Eating, Drinking, Partying ,
The Ultimate Insanity…….
Putting Reindeer Antlers on our pets!
Be particularly suspicious of
“harmless looking”but debilitating cocktails
with clever names like:
” Sex on a Snow Bank”.
(Just google the recipe)
(parties where everyone is forced to wear stupid Santa Hats & dance in a conga line)…
the inclination to decorate our homes with tons of useless crap…
any urge to purchase a yard full of blow -up Santas and Reindeers….
buying gifts no one needs…
spending money you do not have…
creating expectations of happiness and perfection
that lead to disappointment
depression after the holidays.
My friends ,
if you are experiencing several of these symptoms
you will need to
STOP, BREATHE & TAKE A MOMENT!
Every year this disease becomes more severe.
It might seem there is no cure.
But there is an antidote.
and here it is:
JUST DON’T DO IT.
It’s that simple.
In the spirit of independent thought-
I’m going to suggest this year ,
we mindfully consider some alternatives.
What if we all do
ONE GOOD DEED FOR HUMANITY
SIMPLIFY THE REST OF OUR TRADITIONS.
Would the world stop spinning?
No… but our heads might.
Traditions are comforting
in the midst of a crazy world, we need them.
But we can always start new traditions
eliminate ones that cause only more stress in our already hectic lives.
This year, why not consider
giving your children gifts that will last long after the holiday is over.
Pick a neighborhood center or a church in your community
that has families in need.
Give your children the gift of awareness,
Encourage your children to buy something
or donate their own money
for a child or family in need.
Give your children the gift of gratitude
by helping them understand how blessed they are
to have a home & a loving family
to protect and encourage them.
Give them the gift of compassion.
Let them experience the joy of giving to others.
It’s time to stop focusing on the stuff
& celebrate the holiday by being together.
Love your family,
Prepare a wonderful meal,
Bake your cookies, Go to your parties,
Celebrate the season and have fun.
In the midst of all this- try to remember:
buying presents is not the point of this Holiday.
Give a gift that doesn’t need to purchased, wrapped or returned;
something that will never be “out of style.”
Give those you love the gift