It's that time of year, you know, the time of year when everyone is suppose to love their fellow man. You are suppose to get together with loved ones and laugh merrily. That time of year.
But so many of us forget the people out there who don't feel the love. Who don't have family or friends. Who are alone and distraught. Or those who are not alone, but with the stress of the holidays and all the propaganda telling them to be happy just feel so alone and withdrawn.
I tend to fluctuate between those two people. I am a happy, bubbly, exuberant person. I enjoy life and love to be around my family and friends, with the exception of this time of year. I get so frustrated at the media forcing us to get together for the sake of a holiday that is steeped in pagan meanings and tradition. I refuse to get sucked into this time of year. I am the scrooge. Yes, I am the Christmas Hater. Oh well. It had to come out sometime. If you hate me because of it, you do. But I can't and I won't change my beliefs because the world says I should be attending parties and giving presents because it's THAT TIME OF THE YEAR.
Why should the idea of loving your fellow man happen only once a year? And why do we give to food banks only one time a year. People need food all year long. Just questions I have always asked. I love giving gifts. I give them all the time just because. It's amazing to see the look on a friends face when you had them something you found that you just knew they would love! For NO REASON WHAT SO EVER! Just because! People don't do that much now a days. It's sad really.
I would love to see more thoughtfulness the entire year also. This time of year I get more doors held open for me, more smiles and more hellos. I don't understand why that can't continue past January 1st. Is it just me?
So I will continue to hate this time of year for what people celebrate it for. But I will continue to hope that the idea of loving your fellow man, being happy and giving to others will continue in the hearts of others past the new year.