HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted: November 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day, traditionally a day reserve to give thanks for all we have been blessed with. It is the first day of the American holiday season. However for many it is a time of great depression, especially for those who live in poverty. It’s hard to be thankful when you are hungry or dressed in rags. Currently I am a shut-in living in my sister’s basement. I am thankful that I’m not currently living in the streets, primarily because this time of year when many homeless people die from exposure to the elements.

Next up will be Christmas another day of depression. I believe Christmas is merely being exploited by those people who do not even celebrate Christmas. You know who they are to increase their end of year bottom line. The three wise men gave gifts to the newborn Christ as an offering for the gift that he would give to the world in the future. So how did that turn into reality to give gifts to each other? The American people alone spent hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on gifts and lighting for their homes, which puts them into debt. At least until April to celebrate a single day. So, certainly those who have no money for lights or gifts automatically go into a state of depression. There’s no point celebrating when you can’t even afford to feed your family.

 

Next up New Year’s Day another time for great celebration. People have a tendency to have throw great parties for all their friends and family on New Year’s Eve and wait in anticipation for midnight to come in the hopes that the next year will be better than the last. However when you spent your last year being cold and hungry it’s hard to get your hopes very high that anything is going to change simply because we changed into a new calendar year.

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