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Merry…uh…a rant about labels

024So this time of year seems to bring out a lot of different feelings.  Some happy, some merry, some full of peace, some indifferent…some, well bent out of shape.

Life has become so complicated.  When did we get so uptight about labels that we can’t just enjoy and appreciate the fact that someone thinks of enough of us to wish us well?  Why do we suddenly have to do a racial, cultural and religious profile in order to wish some one a positive ending to the year? How are we supposed to be able to process that much “sensitivity” before we can be simply human and greet you well?  I wonder if that’s where the famous Canadian greeting, the generic and safe, “good day” came from? I digress.

Are we really that uptight that we have to dissect every greeting?  Can we just instead extend a bit of humanity and graciousness to receive the warmth bestowed upon us and simply say, “thank you”? Sincerely, I don’t know enough about you to know all of your preferences and hang ups, so I’m going to just wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my friends.

I wish you well and sincerely hope you will enjoy the gift of time together with those who mean most to you. Happy New Year! (I think that is still safe, right?)

Be blessed!

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