Here we are, November. Halloween has passed, the darkness is upon up us and some fool is playing Mariah Carey. Kill me now! Seriously, the season of Holidayness has arrived, and the onslaught has begun! 2023 is banging on the door, and we can’t do anything to keep it out! Oh and then there are the Heinous political ads we are all force fed on a heavy rotation. It is serious overload of all the senses and makes one wonder what the hell happened? The world has gone nuts and we are just along for the ride.
By the time this article is published the election will be in the rear view mirror, and we will plunge into a new fresh hell of stupidity. Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks out, with High Holy holidays to follow and all this will be nothing more than dust under the rug as we gorge ourselves on obscene overindulgence. We will thrust forward into the ever increasing grey in a spending and eating frenzy designed to numb our minds to the reality of the world around us.
There was a time, not so long ago when it was a different world. Things change and move forward at speeds that are hard for the human mind to keep in sync with. The Holidays have lost the feeling that they once brought. Perhaps some of it being those memories are tied to childhood and those times seemed much more carefree. Truth is, much of it is how it is all about the almighty riches that can be reaped as opposed to the more community feeling it used to bring.
When we are young, we want so to not be our parents. As we age we realize we slowly become some reflection of them and their beliefs. There has been a breakdown in the cycle and somewhere along the line common sense and Values have been lost in the conversion. The economy is a mess and people are struggling. We are so busy staying divided by a crisis created to keep our attention away from what is really happening around us, we forget that we are in this together. We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all caught in the same storm.
This Holiday season, I would really love to see some old fashioned Holiday spirit. Just genuine caring for your fellow human beings. If someone falls, help them up. If someone struggles, offer assistance. A little kindness really can go a long way, and could even make the difference between life and death. If you see someone without a smile… Give them one of yours. I often see on social media the question posed; if you could rid the world of 1 thing, what would that be? after some very serious discussions and though, I concluded that Envy would be it for me.
So let’s try to finish off this year a little better than it started, and start 2023 by being united and stop looking for ways to be divided!
With that I sign off this post.
Wishing you all the happiest of Thanksgivings…….. Whose cooking the Turduckin?