Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Ain't Perfect - Get Over It!

Christmas in Prison.

Depression and suicide rates in America are highest around the Christmas holiday than any other time of the year. People need to "rub some dirt on 'it' and take a lap".

The reason as I see it, is people have an idealized vision of Christmas in their minds forced down our necks by advertising knuckleheads trying to sell their crap. Pretty red bows and silvery tinsel and the concept of happy, smiling families gathered 'round the hearth.

Here's the truth...these visions don't exist in real life. There ARE happy families everywhere you look. But they don't fit the images foisted on us by Madison Avenue, so maybe they're harder to see.

Take a look at what you have around you. No matter who you are. I'll bet you have things and people there that make you happy.

I'll bet you have more than you think you did before you looked.

Every one's in a different place in their life and it rarely coincides with Norman Rockwell or Courier and Ives images. But there are bright spots nonetheless. Some are really bright.

Shield your eyes. They're brighter than you think.

So, no matter where you are or who you're with, make sure you remember what and who it is that makes you smile.

They're just have to look. I'll bet you smile and whisper "Merry Christmas" when you recognize them.

Merry Christmas.

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