Why are people so offended if you say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas? You cannot force your beliefs or traditions on anyone.
For the record, I do NOT celebrate Christmas; it’s become commercial and has little or any value as far as I am concerned. It’s no longer about faith, tradition and family; it’s all about material gifts.
Many cultures celebrate something around this time; just to name a few…
Pagan/Wiccan Community, Winter Solstice
Jewish Community, Hanukah
Mexican Community, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe
I say Happy Holidays to honor all cultures and it’s my way of showing compassion and understanding for all people.
I for one cannot be bullied so if you are offended because I do not say Merry Christmas, that is YOUR issue not mine!
Happy Holidays and many Blessings to everyone!
May blessings of great love and peace overflow within and around you, always…
So I wonder…
Is it possible to teach someone who is used to being selfish, how to be considerate of others? Whether they are seemingly selfish because they had to grab what they could get growing up because they several brothers and sisters and financially the family struggled. Perhaps they have been overlooked too often and they’ve taught themselves how to make sure they get what they need and not consider others. Maybe, just maybe they seem selfish because they are always afraid of not having enough; this is a real illness you know, FEAR OF LACK.
Whatever the reason, there are some folks who lack the ability balance their needs along with considering needs of others. During an in-office holiday celebration today, there were people who did not get to enjoy the delicious food that was provided because some of the staff helped themselves to heaping plates; yes plates as in more than one! I watched in amazement because it seems like common sense and courtesy to me to take a bit to make sure everyone receives the blessing our Employer generously offered to us. Apparently common sense is not so common these days! *chuckles*
Is it possible to teach an office full of people the value in being considerate, compassionate, and to also practice the art of camaraderie? To show support for one another, to inspire and encourage? To work as a team in the truest sense of the word? To teach instead of belittle; to learn instead of turning away from challenges?
Is it possible to create a work culture fostering a thriving, energetic environment we can all benefit from?
I will ponder…hoping to come up with a “cure” to what ails the office and its inhabitants.
Sending you wishes of great Love, Peace and many Blessings…
Here’s my thing…
I am who I am; I will always be who I am.
If you are intimidated by my presence, deal with it because that my Dear One, is YOUR problem NOT mine! Accept me as I am because I am NOT changing for you. Being true to myself if the highest form of honor; perhaps you should try it too.
Never again will I dim my light.
Never again will I attempt to lessen my intelligence.
Never again will keep quiet so you can feel better about yourself.
I am NOT here to make you feel good (or bad) about who you are, that my Dear is YOUR responsibility; perhaps you should take it seriously.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your run; it’s over now!
Be mindful of how you approach me, I am kind, compassionate and helpful but if your intentions are less than honorable I promise to be your fiercest teacher.
As always, with a smile in my heart,
Love, Peace & Blessings…
SereneNSassy Soul ~ 12/02/2017