Why I don't like Christmas.
I no longer really enjoy Christmas. I would rather be on a beach, away from all this, 'buss ling' energy around me. Everybody buying presents, they don't need, with money they don't have.
If I didn't have kids and grand-kids, I really wouldn't do anything different, than I do all year.
I keep trying to remember when I stopped liking Christmas, and I think the honest answer is....
When I stopped having money. So when I don't have any extra money, that's when all the GUILT AND SHAME and Embarrassment
starts building up inside. More stress, that I can't compete with all the fancy extra's at Christmas.
Even if I wanted to, and I really don't, but if I did. I can't buy a bunch of baking stuff to make goodies. That's probably at least $40. Then you need to buy some paper plates to put them on, and wrap them with saran wrap and a bow, $10. Now go to the dollar store or $5 store and buy wrapping paper, tape, a $5 gift for kids in the family, $40-$50. Stop at the grocery store and get extra food to take to pot-lucks, probably $40. A small tree, $20. The bare minimum is $200. For a minimalist, like myself, that pays my $95 electric bill, gas, my medicine, and my $80 month in doctor visits.
I'm not a total GRINCH I put on a happy face, and wish you all Merry Christmas.
But if I could just disappear for the month of December. I WOULD be gone.
I don't need 'Christmas' to remember the birth and purpose of
Jesus Christ our Savoir.
And I really have mixed emotions about blending Santa Claus and the birth of Christ together.
I would like to see the two holidays separated. Celebrate the Birth and life of Jesus Christ, and then have Santa show up for fun, for the kids, on a different day. I just think it sends mixed messages to kids.
I try to live Christ's teachings on a daily basis, and think about his teachings, everyday, not just at Christmas. I think that Jesus loves me, whether or not I choose to get involved in all the 'hoop-la' of December. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
So have a
how ever you choose to celebrate it, and GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE. -Tiny Tim