HOLIDAY MISCONCEPTIONS, PERSPECTIONS?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
it is that time of the year again. on so many levels it is a fun time full of childrens' dreams and anticipations.
i do love that people seem to smile more and sometimes are more thoughtful towards others.
for many though it is a very sad and scary four to six weeks of their lives. it is an unfortunate fact that depression, suicide, alcoholism, drug dependency - even heart attack - escalate . so many have unrealistic expectations - and find themselves in financial distress because of an 'ideal' that has been contrived -
why must everything be overdone? why can't we just be satisfied with what fits into our individual households?
every year nothing changes despite articles written in newspapers - information shows on the TV warning of excesses from your wallet to your waistline - but we seem to think there is a magic fairy who will sprinkle us with special dust and all of the consequences will disappear.
what i find most lothesome are the children who grow into adults and only remember the excess of things such as drinking - and what comes along with that - the abuse in many forms from vocal to physical.
or just the absence of the parents' participating in their days over this time.
on a personal level - i remember having to be at 'house parties' with people i loathed when under the influence - but having to smile, hug and generally be a little prop. i do not remember one fun Christmas or New Year - and all through my marriage- everyone just seemed to be sense less and stupid with this so called 'tradition' of excess.
if you have a tree - fine - but if you don't so what. put a lovely wreath on the door. you can easily make one -
i have seen sprigs and greenery and a few bows and tinsel - charging hundred dollars for that is robbery.
i made my own - i always keeps scraps of material such as velvet, ribbons etc. there is so much you can do with stuff around the house.
why do people pay double and triple for 'name brand' or 'star power' items such as talc or lotions? it is the very same as the items in the drug stores bearing their own store name for less than half of the price!
anyway = please tell me your experiences over this time of the year - i am looking forward to all of your experiences and i truly wish everyone a healthy, sane, and happy holiday season - BB