back in the dreaded ‘holiday season’. I will go to my grave believing that: If you think Christmas is a religious holiday, then just go to church. If you think it is an obligation to spend money you don’t have to buy ‘presents’ for people you don’t like – please stop. Nobody really wants that crap present anyway.
Of course we just had Thanksgiving – a national exercise in hubris. And all that bland ‘white’ food. There is not enough garlic in the universe to make any of the stuff taste good. There is no excuse for mashed white potatoes – none, zero, zip, nada, ninguno, NO. Gah! Yuck!
Ah, and then there is all that ‘happy family’ mishegoss. I’m not gonna beat that dead horse.
Christmas moves swiftly to New Year’s – which can best be described as an excuse to get get drunk and screw. Oh yeah, and make promises to yourself that you won’t keep because they are un-keepable.
I just keep wondering – that’s 3 days – what the hell are all you people doing the other 362 days of the year? NOT – going to church, eating well, spending time with people you like, giving a gift just because, making a decision to improve your life, one step at a time, hell, just being happy. That’s what you’re all not doing the other 362 days of the year?
You don’t need a special day to be a good person or live a good life. And if you need a reminder to do so and be so then just read the obituary column every day. THAT should be enough of a reminder to live NOW. Today. ENJOY. Today. LOVE. Today. Eat the goddamn donut. Today.
I’m not dismissing all those duties and obligations that are necessary – like work, ’cause where you gonna get the money to pay the rent and buy the donuts. But pick and choose those duties and obligations.
My best advice – Learn to say no. Slam those doors. Burn those bridges. Then, then – you can say yes, open new doors and build new bridges and skip happily across.
(Well didn’t this little rant go all over the place. But I think I covered everything…)