Saturday, December 01, 2007
Cringer says, "Merry Hogmas!" The scorpions don't really "do" posing for holiday photos, so don't hold your breath on that one! And, if you're super duper lucky, David and I might get a new holiday photo done. . . . . we'll see how photogenic David and I are feeling.
So it's that commercial time of year again. Don't get me wrong--I LOVE the holiday time. Christmas, Yule, Chanukah, None-of-the-above-, whatever holiday you celebrate. I say happy holidaze because that is what I am in right now, a daze. I love the lights, getting together with friends and family, and the generosity this time of year brings out in people.
What I don't love is the commercialism. We're barely out of Halloween and winter holiday decorations are going up in stores, seemingly passing over Thanksgiving (which, if you didn't know, is pretty much a made up holiday).
I went to a fun holiday party last night. It was so nice to get out and see non-toxic people. I work with some very toxic people. People who are never happy. People who have to constantly complain. People who can't, no matter what, make the best of even the worst situation. This is a pet peeve of mine. Life is, REALLY, what you make of it. We all have BAD things happen. So many of my friends have had been delt a bad card in life. But--like it or lump it, life is what you make of it. One can choose to make the bad a learning experience and move on or one can dwell on it over and over and over. Toxic people tend to spread their dislike of the world, themselves, or what ever their problem is to others.
These, unfortunately, are some of the staff I work with and/or supervise. And. . . .they work with children. You better believe the children can tell. They can sense it like I can sense a good piece of chocolate! It's like radar!!!!! Now, don't get me wrong here. We are all entitled to a bad day. We are entitled to be unhappy at times. We are entitled to sadness and grieving and the such. What we choose to do next and how we choose to live with those emotions is what determines if we will become toxic or not.
So, last night was great. It was great to be in a house full of people laughing and having a good time. Sharing food and conversation. It was fun and completely non-toxic!