Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ah, Christmas

Well, it's currently 10 days until every small child's favorite holiday, Christmas. A time for getting all the things you've been wanting all year. But as we get older, we all come to a realization, Christmas isn't about getting things, it's about giving, and being with family. However, sometimes it seems like we take that to an extreme, which makes us ask ourselves, is it possible to give to much? Well, no, but you can still go overboard. But that's a line you draw, not me. When it comes to buying gifts, you have several types of people, the ones who go over board, the ones who have no idea what to buy for people (that category gets divided up even more), and the people that manage to find the perfect balance. Me, I'm usually the one who doesn't know what to get people.

One thing I don't really like about this season is what people turn it into. People seem to turn it into a season of buying expensive gifts for the person their dating, or at least that's what the people I choose to spend my time with do. Now, I'm not saying that anything is wrong with that, but it can get somewhat repetitive. And then you have the people who don't seem to fit in well, who buys them a gift? Last time i checked, no one did. What makes them different? Don't they deserve someone to love them too? I was talking to my friend Austin a few days ago, while we were talking, he brought up some interesting points. Christmas is supposed to be full of joy and hope and mistletoe, but for some, it can be a very depressing time of year. But is seems that all of some peoples dreams about Christmas just get crushed, and then they spend the season wishing that someone would just acknowledge their existence. Where I live, December is a big deal in High Schools, the reason, dances, every school has their Christmas dance, which tends to set the mood for the season. But what about the people who don't go? What about the people who no one asked, so they spent all week enduring the Facebook statuses, pictures, and relationship updates? Does no one care about them? For some of those people, December is not a nice month. What about the people who only get to see one parent on Christmas? Does any love them? If it truly is the season for happiness cheer and love where is it? Where is this Joy? This Love? And where is the Happiness? These thoughts go through the head of a lot of people this month. Does no one love them? Does no one care enough about them to tell them "Merry Christmas?"

I'm not trying to sound like an authority on this subject, but I've been around the block a few times. Maybe there aren't a ton of people that feel this way, but there are some.

So let me ask you this; Why don't they deserve the same treatment you give everyone else? If you were in there position, wouldn't you want someone to love you?

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:12, NIV)

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