Dec 30, 2010

Resolutions Shmesolutions, etcetera...

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.


  1. I discover new things about myself each year too, maybe it's cause were getting older and we have had time to form opinions based on our experiences. I'm kind of with you on this one except I think I get annoyed mostly at believers who want to take it to the extreme.... Either by acting like celebrating it is almost sinful or non Christian or on the other side of the spectrum acting as if it is the irrefutable birth date of Christ and it's offensive to consider it anything less.

    As far as new year resolutions go..... I am so guilty of using January as a procrastination excuse :(

    Happy new year to you too! Hope u got my ecard, I sent it to your .apu address.

  2. Venting would have been a perfect name ..hahaha
    Happy new yr :)

  3. Yeah "venting" would be a better title lol but still a very well expressed blog :)

  4. it seems this post was more about Christmas than the new year. however, im with you on the little bit you said about new year resolutions. I no longer make new year resolutions. lol