Merry Christmas – there, I said it

I’m going to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

I don’t understand all the kerfluffle about this anyway. It’s getting a little annoying, this walking on rice paper to avoid “offending someone.” Who is this humorless “someone” anyway? And why are people offended if you are wishing them happiness? Why have we all become so thin-skinned?  I happen to celebrate Christmas. I’m not offended when people wish me Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays or any other seasonal wishes for happiness and good health. I wish them the same back. It’s the civilized and grownup thing to do.

I don’t know what has happened to us. We were a lot happier, perhaps, before the internet. We were less lonely, too. So many people have created an entire online life while they sit alone in their living rooms madly typing away on a machine. We aren’t connected anymore. Real emotions have been replaced by temporary media-induced-outrage at the slight du jour.

C’mon. Life is just too hard as it is. It’s bad for your health to keep getting your undies into a twist over imagined or even real insults. You’re better than that.

I would like to recommend we all get over ourselves. If someone EVER wishes you happiness, just say thank you.

And make sure you go out an interact with real humans and furry animals this holiday season. Do something away from the machines. Go party. Get out in the real world and love somebody. We will all benefit when you do.

Happy All of it!

Be at peace.

Beth

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About Beth Terry

Beth Terry, CSP, is a speaker, coach, writer and cowgirl. Her audiences are from around the world: she has spoken to almost half a million people in 6 countries. Her passion is watching the "popcorn popper" go off in people's heads when they 'get it.'

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