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Happy Holiday!

Today is the 3rd day of the 49th week, the 6th day of the 12th month, the 340th day of 2022, and if you have to worry about the number of shopping days left before Christmas, you’re on your own. 
December is the end of the calendar year, at least for those using the Gregorian calendar.  During this month there are many religious observances:
  • Christmas
  • Festivus [completely made up parody of a holiday]
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanza
  • Pancha Ganapati [in honor of Ganesha]
  • Rohatsu or Bodhi Day
  • Sol Invictus – even the Satanists celebrate “being unconquered by superstition”
  • Yule
  • Winter Solstice
  • Zarathosht Diso or the death of the Prophet Zarathustra
On the whole, it is supposed to be a joyous time, a time to celebrate having made it through another year [and get ready to start another orbit around the sun.  Decorations are put up, stores are busy, families gather, dinners and treats are baked, folks go to worship, and gifs are exchanged.  With all that bustle, there are certain expectations that kick in.  Folks are supposed to feel kinder, more tolerant of everyone, and some sort of benevolent glow is supposed to permeate our lives.  And if you are out-of-step or out-of-tune with this general miasma of gingerbread and jollification, there are books and articles and online resources devoted to getting you in the proper holiday spirit
Lifetime movies notwithstanding, not everyone gets in the spirit.  Obviously, The weight of all that anticipation and expectations can drag a person down.  Some people get impatient with it, some get sad they aren’t “with it”, some just ignore it.  But it looms in the background, lurking….
Don’t beat yourself up if you are lacking in that holiday glow.  Don’t let this time of year be an additional burden of angst.     

Permalink | Tuesday, December 6, 2022