First I must welcome Angry Parsnip a new follower of my ramblings.
Searching through my old posts for something, I found this which I wrote in November last year. I can't remember why I wrote it but I think it must have been someones blog post that made me think ENOUGH!
Every year some people seem to get themselves into a tizzy about the
approach of Christmas. They are worrying about the commercialism, the
never ending ads on TV. The over eating. The debt. But I can't see the
point of getting all "het up" about it ( as we say in Suffolk).
You can preach all you like but there will always be some people who go
completely OTT. This is the time that shops take the most money, so of
course they are going to advertise. You don't HAVE to buy what they are
trying to persuade you to spend on. However much money you give some
people they would still spend it on things others consider unnecessary.
However little money other people have they will still spend it all and
You can be annoyed at the shops playing Christmas songs in November, but
there's no point in raising your blood pressure over it. Just do your
shopping and leave.
You can be an all-the-year-round Christian or at only-at
-Christmas-church visitor but you will be made welcome whoever you are.
And if you are not - then find another church next year because if a
church doesn't make a stranger feel welcome then they are not doing what
they should be doing.
You can be Pagan or Atheist as long as no one is hurt by your beliefs of non beliefs.
You can stay at home, read a good book, watch TV or go to huge family
parties, in the whole great scheme of things as long as you are not
hurting anyone then it doesn't matter.
You can spend a fortune on presents, make them or buy them secondhand.
If the recipient doesn't like it then it's their problem not yours.
It's just Christmas, it happens every year. Enjoy it or not.
BUT DON'T GO ON AND ON ABOUT IT!
Thank heavens that no-one has really gone on
and on about Christmas this year, either that or I've not noticed or I am a much calmer person.
However I do have a few pet hates on blog posts..... smug selfies, people who go on about how wonderful their life is ( tempting fate I reckon), people who moan about not getting comments, people who have lots of adverts all over the place and repeated swearing for no reason. Oh, and people who take me too seriously!
Other than that I'm a happy blog reading bunny!