With everyone jumping the gun on Christmas, it’s only appropriate that I stay one step ahead of the curve. But wait, didn’t we skip something in between Halloween and Christmas? Something to do with a turkey dinner and a large gathering of relatives and merriment rings a bell. But I guess I must be mistaken. As soon as the Halloween trick-or-treaters were safely in doors enjoying their candy, the poinsettias, the Christmas music, the plastic Santas and the icicle lights came out of hiding this November.
So, as this month comes to a close, I believe in early December we’ll be hearing nonstop talk about the new year. And I would just love to get my two cents in before everyone is exhausted with talk of the New Year. Wouldn’t it be an absolute travesty if people decided the New Year wasn’t important? From the day after Christmas, homes would be decorated and anxiously waiting for Easter. Nevermind New Years, Presidents Day, St. Patrick’s Day and so on.
It would be awful if society forgot about New Years and everything it stands for. Being thankful for what you have. Hold on, that’s not it. That’s what some other holiday is for. New Years is about celebrating a new calendar of life, setting goals for yourself, turning over new leaves and just an all around new start on a clean slate.