Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I don't think I'm alone feeling this way, in fact a lot of people I know seem to feel like..it just doesn't feel quite right this year. Sometimes I want to scream at the advertisers "NO, REALLY, THAT'S NOT WHAT MOM WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS!". (Mom just wants a day off.) I watch Christmas movies, knowing that it doesn't always end "happily ever after" even if you have all the freakin' Christmas spirit in the world. I notice that there are fewer and fewer Nativity scenes, and way too many Santa Clauses. Nothing against Santa... but a little perspective, please.
So if you are feeling like this, just know that you are not alone, and hey, call me!! (or facebook me) Or call another friend, or your mother or anyone. You'd be surprised how "not" alone you really are. Meanwhile I know for me, a few optimistic heart cells still beat, in hopes that in the end, everything will work out; everything will be okay. I hold on to that, turn on the Christmas music, and get through one holly jolly day at a time.
Caren E. Salas
quote from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss