Christmas passed and now people, including me, wait for the New Year. They will make resolutions, not me 😜, that they will probably never keep and they will feel frustrated at the end of next year that they are somehow exactly where they were a year before. But that’s another topic.
Christmas…I don’t know about you but where I live this holiday become a lot about gifts, who has the best decorations and apparently family gatherings. Again, I don’t know about you, but for me these family gatherings are a lot of stress. Stress that I have to engage in conversations that I don’t necessarily want to be part of and/or stress that some people around that family gathering are going to drink too much and that conversation is going to become a fight. That fight might be the reason of a stressful new year, because after all this some family members are not going to talk anymore. Luckily the last part did not happen this year, but the first part did. So I was there at that family table wondering why am I there in the first place. And why can’t people just stop drinking if they know they become a horrible person when they do. And while I’m there with my “whys” I am also thinking about what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is not about Santa Claus and not even about a family gathering. Christmas is about Jesus Christ being born. I truly believe that people that don’t believe in God and that don’t believe in Jesus should not celebrate Christmas. This day should be about peace and quiet and prayer and going to church and trying to be a better person. Instead it became everything else except this.
I’m not judging. I’m just saying that I should start teaching my kids about what Christmas is all about and that maybe I should stop going to these family gatherings if all they give me is stress and anxiety and nothing of the peace and quiet that I should have in this special day.
It’s so strange. Before Christmas, while I was cooking I was listening to English Christmas songs. Most of them said nothing about Jesus. They were all about Santa and people that dream about other people and how snow is so important. It made me think a lot about songs that I was listening and singing as a child. It was all about Jesus. And yes, for kids it was about Santa as well, but most of the songs were about the real celebration.
Anyways, I’m just overthinkin…
Thanks for reading! … and Happy New Year! 😊🤗