Well it’s the time of year for spending again. Get your pay early so you can spend it on family and friends and loads of food that you don’t need, but the compost bin will enjoy. That sounds a bit miserable doesn’t it? But it’s true! Those of us enjoying a celebration at this time of the year go overboard. We don’t need to. But we love doing it. You know I’m right.
And every year most of us say that we didn’t need to get all of that food so we’re not going to do it next year. But next year we spend more. Why? Well in my opinion it’s very simple. Although we may have a religious celebration, the main celebration centres around our loved ones. It’s the one time of the year when we hate and we love having our family around. Love and hate are two sides of the same coin – you can’t have one without the other. When it comes to family and this time of the year, this particular coin is being tossed constantly.
So whether we spend the money from a desire to shower our family with gifts because we love them, or because we want to get one up on the rich aunt and uncle, or even keep up with the neighbours, spend we do. We’re helped of course by the stores who are all too eager to offer encouragement.
So I know I’m a bit late with this, but HAPPY SOLSTICE for all my Pagan friends. I was busy greeting my parents who are spending a week with us.
HAPPY HANUKKAH for all my Jewish friends.
MERRY CHRISTMAS for all my Christian friends.
And for all my friends who are atheist, or just couldn’t give a damn about religion – HAPPY HOLIDAYS, SEASONS GREETINGS.
I hope everyone has a good time, and party’s safely.
Enjoy the January sales!