Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays

My innate nature is to not offend people if I can. I, for the most part, don't want to rock the boat. I am thinking though that being married to Matt, for those of you that know him know he doesn't really care what people think and never has, is rubbing off on me. So, this post is probably going to offend people and I am not going to apologize for it. It's not a long post, just a quick thought on these holidays.

Reading status updates on facebook has been making me giggle a little bit about how protective people are about their Christmas. Now, I am Christian, I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe in the bible. I celebrate Christmas. The holidays for me and my family is Christmas. But, I will tell people "Happy Holidays."

I was taught to be respectful of others beliefs, and Christmas isn't the only holiday being celebrated in December. I am not too keen on the silly "christmahanakwanzika" to merge all of them together. I will, however, not push my religious beliefs on others and not expect everyone I meet to be celebrating Christmas.

I think I am mostly writing this post is just that there have been a few people who, on facebook, have been very pushy about Christmas being the only holiday that is celebrated at this time. I just feel that those who are pushy, are pushing others away. I think that people can feel very strongly in their convictions and I think that is great. I love hearing that people believe what they do and believe it strongly. I hate it when they feel the need to push it on me or others. Even if it is the same thing I believe. Please, be open about what you believe, but I would hate it if the majority of people here made me conform to Hanukkah just because that was the majority religion.

So, in the spirit of loving others the way Jesus would, in an accepting manner, and teaching through practice... Happy Holidays. Be safe everyone and please, enjoy and appreciate your friends and family. If you read this, know you are most assuredly someone I care about and thank you for caring enough to read about my, sometimes mundane, life.

Here's hoping for a white one. tee-hee. Tyler is going to kill me for posting this picture. HAHAHA


Ang said...

Agreed. Merry Christmas. Love the new background and pic. : )

Sarah said...

So, reading this a bit late, but just had to say "Amen sister!" :)