I think we put way to much emphasis on people’s religion. OK, here me out. I’m not minimizing religion. I’m simply saying that it’s OK for you to wish me Happy Kwanza (SP?) even though I was brought up Roman Catholic. Or to wish me a Happy Chinese New Year even though I was born in the US. Don’t judge people by their beliefs. Judge them by how they treat people and animals. There are those that claim they are devoutly religious who beat their children or abuse animals. Whether they claim it is because of their religion or not, it is still morally wrong to injure someone or something!
Let’s wake up and smell the freaking green tea people!
This time of year is crazy for sure. In the line of work I’m in, it’s even more so. I am an accountant for a private business. We run our own payroll. This means year end reporting, W2s, 1099s, closing 401k, the list goes on. Who has time to shop? Did a lot on line and bought gift cards for the college kids who I had no idea of what they needed.
And with all that going on, I had little time to write. I suppose that’s good. I needed the break, needed a little time to cook the thoughts. I’m hoping January will bring more imagination!
Remember to take care of yourself this time of year. Depression and other mental illness can take a toll on your life. When you see other people so happy, it makes you feel sad. I know. Been there. Done that. My depression has peaked lately. Time to take care of the person most important in your life. YOU. No one can help you if you don’t help yourself. (easier said than done.)
For those of you who still needs something, why not an eBook? You could get an online gift card for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, or whatever platform you choose.
Any way, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all those who celebrate in different ways. May the coming year be healthy and happy!!!!
Ok, not the whole holiday, I’m simply not “buying” Christmas. If I decide to do presents, I’m going to make them. I usually give the “kids” in our family money because I never know what to get. My niece and nephew are in college so money is best for them. My daughter received an expensive laptop recently and when we gave it to her, it was made known that it was an early Christmas present and she was getting nothing else from her parents.
So, why am I not buying anything?
1. Stores are changing last minute delivery dates. While this may be good for those who shop online, it really sucks for those who deliver the packages. USPS, UPS, FedEx, and other delivery service employees deserve a holiday too!
2. I have a friend in retail and she can’t even take time off because this is already considered the busy season. It’s not even halfway through November!
3. All these “early” black Friday sales are driving me insane. People are falling prey to the media and businesses, changing their lives around to make it to sales rather than spending quality time with their kids.
4. Another black Friday complaint… Think about those poor employees of places like Walmart and Best Buy. They have to spend their holiday season dealing with crazy shoppers, yelling, screaming, pushing, all the crap that goes along with rush sales and limited quantities. It’s hell season for them. They are forced to leave their families at home to deal with retail crap just so big business can make more money!
I am so sick of the commercialism of the holiday season.
So whatever holiday you celebrate this year, do yourself a favor and skip buying a ton of presents. give things like coupons for a homemade meal, a tray of cookies you made at home, handmade gifts that come from the heart, or simply spending more time with those you love. Let’s bring back the celebration of family and kill the buying blitz!