I discovered something about myself this year - I get easily annoyed with the way people get during holidays. Don't get me wrong, I like certain holidays but geez, some people are just overrated and annoying. If that's not you, keep reading...
If we really thought to ourselves what the meaning is behind every holiday, we wouldn't get so stressed out on gifts and it would be way easier to find parking at the mall any day in December.
This Christmas, I read so many posts on Facebook that ranged from "Merry Xmas, remember today is about good food and family" to "Merry xmas, thanks for my new ipad honey" to "Happy Holidays, the best thing about today is all the tamales Im gonna eat" or "Last minute xmas shopping!!!!" Or I heard people telling kids how Santa Claus wont bring them a gift if they behave badly.
Some kids will never hear about another bible story for the rest of the year if it wasn't for the nativity story. "You can have the brightest lights on your house but deep within, you don't have the light of Jesus" (P. Llamas). Although the birth of Jesus should be celebrated, theres no proof he was born on Dec. 25th. That's why you should celebrate his birth and resurrection everyday, not just when the calendar says. Jesus is not a holiday, he's a way of living!
It doesn't have to be Christmas for you to go "confess" and reconcile with God and your family about all the crap you did all year long. Nor does it have to be a Sunday for you to go to church. Nor does a new year have to start for you to change, do it today. Its takes 365 days for the next year to come around and what if you die on day 299? Your best days can start today. If you want to lose weight, drop the cookie and go take a jog instead. If you want to become a better person, set your mind to it every morning not just the first week of January.
Sidenote: Maybe I should have named this blog "VENTING"?
Anyway, Happy New Year!
P.S. And for the record, most people start the new year drunk so...yeah.
And for the other record, Im not against resolutions, just be realistic.