Merry Christmas to All!

Just taking a minute to wish you all a very merry Christmas. 🙂

Yes, I said Christmas. I will not bow to this ridiculous trend of wishing everyone “happy holidays”. I was raised a Christian and I celebrate Christmas. If you were raised in another faith, I would be delighted and ever so honored to receive well wishes from you…whether you tell me Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan…or whatever you wish. I will cheerfully say thank you. 🙂

I am not a deeply religious person, but I am a person of faith. I respect others of different faiths – and also those who do not follow any faith or religion. If you wish me Happy Hannukah or any other greeting from any other faith, I take it as a friendly, cheerful greeting and not as a threat to meld me into your own religion and rob me of my own. I don’t take it as disrespect.

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and I couldn’t have said it better myself:

My wish for the world is that we get over it a little. Let’s embrace tolerance and acceptance and stop trampling each other for $175 athletic shoes and $10 DVD players.

Hold the door open for someone…let an older person have your seat when you’re in a crowded waiting area…send a piece of cheesecake to the uniformed soldiers having lunch at the next table. Do something to bring a little more cheer into the world.

So, with that being said, Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you are all warm, safe, happy, and well…and that all your holidays are merry & bright.

Mine already is…just because I’m grateful for what I’ve been given.

Peace,

Dianne

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