Let me first start out by stating that the true meaning of Christmas ( the birth of Christ),has nothing to do with what I am about to write. That being said, what is the reality of what Christmas means to all of us? In other words, what and how will it impact every one of us? While pondering this, I could only come up with one negative. It’s going to cost us a considerable amount of money. In the world of pros vs cons that’s about the only con Christmas has going against it. I know some of you may want to throw in the crowded malls, but that’s like complaining about the casino, when the black jack tables are full. So now that we have the cons out of the way, let’s take a look at the pros. Most of this list of the pros, although not all, should apply to everyone.
We have time off from work and or school.
We spend time with family. (We laugh and tell stories)
We eat whatever we want. (Diets are on hold)
We drink whatever we want. (Some of us a little too much)
We may travel.
We have or go to parties.
We receive presents.
We give presents.
We decorate (I know some might say this could be on the con side)
Regardless of our religious beliefs, we are all affected by Christmas. For most of us, the only negative, will be the whole money issue. To lighten that load, think of it this way, you get what you pay for. Total up everything you will spend this Christmas and then imagine that you were writing a check in that amount, for all the items mentioned above. Just time off alone would be worth it. The most important thing now, is to get your monies worth. Spend every day appreciating your time off at home with your family. Enjoy the process of giving and receiving. Take notice of the change that occurs during the holidays. Not just to the scenery but to people. Don’t let another Christmas go by as just another Christmas. Open your eyes, be aware and make this Christmas, your most memorable.