Each year I’m flummoxed by the kickoff to our holiday season. Let’s bring family and friends together to give thanks for what we have on Thursday, and then trample our fellow man at 5am at a local Walmart to purchase cheap electronics on Friday? How does that celebrate the holiday season?
“good will towards men”
“peace on earth”
Are these just words we write on our holiday cards out of tradition and the brainwashing of decades of Christmas carols? We spend an insane amount of time and money on decorations and presents and general fa-la-la-la’ing – but these days its only surface deep.
We should be living the holiday spirit every day – wishing our global neighbors and our literal neighbors ‘peace on earth’. We should be treating those around us with smiles, and good cheer, and homemade sugar cookies ALL YEAR ROUND. Not just when we bust out the artificial holiday wreath and tack it to our front door.