Holidays are over
So, the holidays are over… another year gone by. It was good though. December seemed like a blur, especially the last two weeks. Like everyone else I know, the holiday season becomes a combination of parties (family, friends, company and church), shopping and stress. My wife gets more stressed during the holidays than at any other time. It confuses me why society (our culture) has created such chaos during the holiday season.
One example of unnecessary stress comes from the social pressure to give gifts to everyone in the neighborhood (church community). Sure, these are usually small treats, but when you give to 50+ individuals/families it gets out of control. In addition, those little treats also must involve fancy wrapping/decoration and a cute note or saying attached. Then there’s the stress of making sure you don’t forget someone and the scramble to put one more together when you get a gift from someone to whom you weren’t planning on giving one.
Ah… the joys of the Holiday Season. Of course, it’s not all bad, I especially enjoy the time with family and friends. I suppose I need to change my attitude concerning the things that frustrate me. My wife sometimes calls me a scrooge when it comes to those things. Perhaps that should be a resolution for next year.