5.12.08

Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas carol

I wish everyone was filled with joy and jolliness at this time of year. I know a lot of people are. Little kids are. I try to be. I was watching the news this morning and they were talking about how your happiness is directly effected by the happiness of those around you. Even more reason for me to work really hard at being upbeat and positive. It's hard when people are always trying to SUCK THE JOY out of life. Joysuckers. You know who you are.

Dos and Don'ts for the season

DO
When I am hanging up decorations, go with your first instinct!
Be excited about the snowflakes!
Go ahead and exclaim "Snowflakes! Pretty!"


DON'T
Continue with "That one doesn't match. It's completely out of place."
Yeah. Great. Thanks.
NO TWO SNOWFLAKES ARE ALIKE, DOUCHE BAG.


DO
Be welcoming and excited to have as many willing voices as possible
join in your
festive holiday refrain!

DON'T
Glare at me and grumpily retort "Great. Now there are too many sopranos.
You shouldn't be allowed to join our choir unless you bring a man with you." Wow.
How very charitable and Christ-like of you, you cranky old church broad.

DO
Embrace the happy accident of your sign malfunctioning and
turn it into a lovely holiday
tradition!
DON'T
Be a joysucking journalist and accuse those who are full of the spirit of goodwill and
magic of only seeking attention.
"The company did it on purpose. And is looking for publicity. Suddenly we felt cheap and used. A patsy for a holiday promotional stunt. Our belief in the magic of Christmas shattered."
Sure! Of course it probably helps their business, but it also fills me with glee when I exit the Interstate. I would like to think that that is their true motivation.*


*Okay...so their article got more positive and apparently the majesty of it all worked it's Grinch-transforming power over them and
"warmed their cockles, our Christmas spirit rekindled, our faith in humanity restored."

I guess what I'm saying is that I would like our first, last, and constant state of mind to be as cheerful and happy as possible. I am by no means claiming to be a master at this. It is hard to get out of a funk once you're in it. Still....that should be no excuse.

This season I am going to vow to stay as shimmery and festive in my attitude as humanly possible. If some one's negativity starts to change my outlook I will try my best to remember that perhaps my positivity could change theirs. I would like to believe that we all have naturally good tendencies. We want to be happy and to make others happy. It can't possibly be that hard if we just stay conscience of the impact we have on others.

So all together now! Deep cleansing breath. Aaaaaand....GO!

2 comments:

April said...

gee...I think this might have been directed at me today. Okay I am snapping out of my craptastic mood. You milady are Majestic!

glitterpaintpony said...

Directed at us all, mon frer, directed at us all. Smiling is my favorite!