That’s Scrooge, not necessarily me. Or maybe it is me.
I signed off of the traditional North American Christmas a few years ago but it’s hard to give up on the gift giving. Everyone expects it. Either that or you receive gifts then feel badly that you aren’t giving any.
This year, however, I am sticking with my decision. It isn’t that I am not generous or that I want to be Scrooge but I give gifts all year round. I don’t see why people go berserk shopping and often times buying senseless gifts at overblown prices just because it’s Christmas.
I don’t celebrate religious rituals of the holiday season but I do honour them. And above all I celebrate family and friends, gathering together to revel in the spirit of sharing, love and life and all that we are so fortunate to have. I know it’s trite but it’s true.
Other than the odd post and random blog, we’ll be taking a short break from December 21st and will return full swing on January 4th.
Happy Holidays to you and yours. Raise a glass. Be merry. Be grateful.
ML and Crew