The “Spirit of Christmas”

“We say Merry Christmas but we forget

It’s not about tinsel and presents we haven’t found yet

The gifting, the rushing around

It’s not about a birthday now, it’s about the gifts you have found

Gifts for some families that break their back

They won’t eat much again till they get back on track

It’s now about worry,stress and the people you see

Whether they need a gift too in the pile under the tree

The department stores and marketing led you here

But it’s so out of control now, some aren’t even aware

Only with the next generation can we make a change

That maybe all we need is two presents under the tree

And ornaments to hang

Teach what the holidays are really about,

We never think about the children that go without

They think because they are poor or have no family that Santa won’t come

Or maybe they weren’t good enough

To get all that other stuff

What about all the people that spend Christmas alone

No one to call, no reason to pick up a phone

We need to make changes

And just stop shopping away

Because some department store conned you into an expensive Christmas Day

Don’t get me wrong I love the spirit of Christmas

Family time, laughter, memories

And thats what we should focus on

Some day those beloved people will be gone

Let’s change our ways and move on

Gifts don’t say I love you

Your actions all year do

When they get older, they will understand that too

So leave the malls and get back home

Celebrate the birthday of god’s son here on earth

Thank him for life

And a chance to make memories

Because the only thing that will matter to you in the end are these…”

Poem by me…

When my eyes popped open this morning, my first thoughts with my Caramel and Vanilla coffee was, did I shop for everyone? Did everyone have enough? But this was after watching a family member completely miserable thinking her bonus wouldn’t come, there wouldn’t be a great Christmas for the kiddos.

No one should be sitting there miserable and stressed out when the purpose of this holiday was to celebrate the birth of our lord. Was is not a typo. Most children raised today know nothing about the real Christmas or “spirit of Christmas” .

The entire holiday was hijacked by retail department stores. “Let’s celebrate giving Howard all these presents, he’ll be the happiest boy ever”, but his best friend Jack will be crying because he got socks. In a great time to recognize charities needing our giving, and keeping loved ones close, and being thankful for life happening at all, we are once again, making the rich richer.

If you were to ask me what I’d change about humanity, Santa Claus and retail Christmas is on my top ten. I don’t want to make everyone miserable this morning, but often these charitable days are the only time we’re listening.

We need to take control of this insanity, teach children what it’s all about, make some changes to Santas role here. No more naughty or nice list, no more 300 presents each. We cam only make these change now with the young. I hope someday we make it happen. No one should feel alone, unworthy, sad or stressed out, after all it’s not our birthday is it?

Happy Holidays everyone and for my New Year’s resolution? I’m going to keep trying to educate and pray for change of our Christmas Story…

https://www.saffrontrust.org/blog/seasonalpoverty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

Author: sasysquatchgirl

A Bigfoot and beyond blogger and Nature Photographer from New England. I spend a majority of my free time in the woods exploring for any signs the hairy man has been around and snapping some pics along the way. So if you’re following this blog, you’ll be the first to know if I see him...

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