Seems like every single year I make the observation that it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. 2020 is not an exception. And my daughter made the statement last night. And one of my fiancee’s daughters made the statement too.
Often times when we make the statement, we relate it to the weather. Not cold enough. No snow. Things like that. While these may be factors, I have another theory.
What should Christmas feel like?
Love. Compassion. Kindness. Gratitude. Cheerful. Joy.
Giving. Charity. Humanity.
For a while now, I have been a bit disenfranchised about Christmas–so much so, that some in my circle will call me a Grinch at times.
Regardless of your religious point of view, Christmas should be about loving others, giving to those in need, being grateful and appreciative, and happiness. Rarely is this the case these days. All too often, Christmas has become way too materialistic. Family get togethers turn more into theatric productions.
The irony of it all is that the meaning of Christmas should be an every day thing. And this is something I know I can do a better job of in my life. Remember, the Grinch turns out to be a really good guy with a giant heart in the end.
Disclaimer: These thoughts and words are my own and in no way, shape, or form represent the opinions, facts, and/or points of view of anyone or any organization but me.