Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Holiday Spirit by Harlie Williams

The tree is a bit much in early November but I'm already hearing about people decorating for Christmas.  We're barely in the month and the countdown has already begun.  Well, I'm here to share a few of my thoughts.

1.  Let's celebrate one holiday before we start decorating for the next.  Retailers aren't making that much more in sales than throwing it in our face in September.

2.  Please be kind to the people that have a hard time around the holidays.  Me, I'm one of those.  I only get excited for my son.  I don't enjoy the holidays anymore.  And no, it's not about the decorating too early, etc.  It is personal.

3.  Remember that not everyone puts up their decorations early.  Yes, I like seeing everyone's on FB but don't judge people because they haven't done theirs yet.    I don't decorate until the day AFTER Thanksgiving. 

4.  Also, it is the thought that counts, not the amount you spent on the gift.

I hope that everyone has a great holiday season this year.  Me, I will trudge along for the sake of our son like I always do. 

One last thing...my son's 8th-grade football team went undefeated this season.  Whew!  Glad that's over.  He He!  Yes, this momma can breathe again. 

Until next month.


Tina Donahue said...

Totally agree with your points, Harlie. Xmas is difficult for a lot of people. To me, it's for kids - to see the magic on their sweet little faces.

Hope you and your son have a good holiday.

Tim Smith said...

All good points, Harlie. Thank you for sharing and reminding us of the important things. Like you, I think it starts too early every year. Radio stations playing Christmas music right after Halloween? No thanks. I don't enjoy the holiday season like I used to, but I also try to focus on who and what really matters.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

I'm one of those weirdoes that loves seeing Christmas early. I get excited and start planning decorations, make gifts, buy. But I don't decorate until after Thanksgiving.

Harlie Williams said...

@Tina. It truly is for kids anymore. And yes, the holidays are tough but seeing my teenager still believe is enough for me.

@Tim. Everyone should remember the important things but sadly, society doesn't allow that anymore. We have always taught our son the true meaning of Christmas. I was at the mall last weekend and some of the stores were already decorated. Stop, just stop.

@Vicki. I don't buy a thing until the week beforehand. Since we are always at the inlaws for Christmas, it's easier.

I don't get depressed per se, but let's just say my issues are with my side of the family. I had to come to the realization that they are selfish, self-centered and I just don't need that in my life. It still hurts though.