|I park so that I can walk through the row of trees and kissing balls at the grocery store and smell the evergreen! For me the holiday is about simple pleasures and not being proper according to the vocabulary police!|
I am so annoyed by the "you're not a good person unless you say 'Merry Christmas'" attitude permeating social media. I cannot think of a less Christ-like and less loving spirit to have.
Yup...I said it. I think it is rude beyond rude to claim that when someone wishes you a happy anything other than the specific word "Christmas" that they are less faith-filled, less loving of God, political, Atheist, bad, immoral, or any of the other ridiculous claims floating about.
When someone wishes you a happy anything, you say THANK YOU.
How often do people walk around sharing well wishes?
Really...I'm asking. How often do you go into a store or walk down the street or do anything these days and leave with a collection (or even a single) well wish of any variety?
For me, it's very rare. Once in a blue moon, or should I say yellow sunshine, I get wished a good weekend if it's forecasted to be nice out and the conversation includes that prediction. And then around the holidays, I often get wishes well in relation to those. But that's pretty much it for me. So when I am offered a well-wish of any variety, I absorb and accept it!
I use Christmas and Holidays interchangeably. On Christmas Eve and Day, I surely use the word Christmas. But outside of those two days, I say whatever comes to mind. But when I say it, I mean it. When I wish someone well, regardless of semantics, I sincerely mean it. I am not pushing an agenda or a form of faith. If I am pushing anything, it's genuine kindness. (Admittedly...I have more to offer some days than other days!)
So yes, my panties are in a bunch over the ungrateful, bratty, snobby, rude, and unloving social media soundbites that so many are posting over the word holiday. If we run into each other this coming week and I've read your "I'm a better person because I use the word Christmas" rant on Facebook, please take no offense when I offer you a merry or happy nothing. You clearly have such a plethora of love and an over-abundance of well-wishes in your life that you can pick and chose which to embrace and which to mock. And I am in no mood to have my sincerity noted for it's lack of goodness, according to your expert judgement.
Until the spirit moves me or until the 24th rolls around....