Ah, Christmas season. The time of year to fill a cup of cheer.
But man, you can fill a cup of cheer the other 364 days of the day. What makes one little day in your calendar so damn special anyway?
You might say "Well it only comes once a year".
What if I told you that each moment comes once a LIFE?
See, the holiday is only special because we make it so. We only feel "joy to the world" because we tell ourselves "it's the most wonderful time of the year."
We set ourselves up in the mental frame that what we're doing is special because it's the holiday.
But I mean. Take a step back.
Filling your mug with eggnog ain't that special. It's kind of a mundane thing, really. It's just drinking a beverage. Woo...not that impressive.
You drink a beverage, even if it' just water, every damn day. What makes that egg nog any different?
It's only when you tell yourself that it's a special occasion that it becomes a special occasion.
If you were to decorate the tree and throw on your Rudolph onesie every single day, that routine would become kind of stale.
We get in these habits and routines and sort of go through the motions, without stopping to appreciate them.
The holidays is sort of when we break out of that routine and actually LIVE, instead of just exist. We do things "special" because we tell ourselves they are so.
We actually live in the moment...and that is the "joy" everyone sings about. It's this feeling of satisfaction even for otherwise mundane things. I mean, let's face it, decorated lighted trees and mistletoe would be rather mundane if it was something we would see every day.
We'd take it for granted sooner or later. And probably get annoyed by the jingle jangles blasting on the radio all the time.
If you don't believe me, try working retail for a holiday season where they play that shit 24/7 and see how much you wanna "falalalala" by the end of an 8 hour shift.
You might become a bit of a Scrooge.
The point is, there are "jolly" things in life, even when it's not December, things you might be otherwise taking for granted just because you're not making it a "special occasion".
If you can lay back and enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire once a year, you can lay back and enjoy whatever sort of seemingly mundane thing is going on.
I mean you can even enjoy the bad shit in life too. Let It Snow. We're singing about how great the snow is. But snow is cold. It's a pain in the ass to shovel and deal with.
You see, it's all perspective is what I'm getting at. If you live life, in laziness, on a permanent holiday, you'll be jingling all the way, year-round.
I encourage you to "keep the Christmas spirit alive" by making every single moment you experience a "holiday".
Go with the flow, or better said, enjoy the sleigh ride, no matter how cold or how big the bumps you hit.
Wrap yourself in a nice warm blanket, sip some hot cocoa, and relax as you go dashing through the snow. Look around you, there are some awesome sights to see.
But you won't see it, if you're too busy being a Grinch about life.
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