Spon: www.cailorfleming.com/ https://chickfilasouthernpark.com/ https://www.hbkcpa.com/consultants/james-dascenzo/ Lk 11: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation."
So, apparently, it's the Christmas season.
No, I don't mean just at the North Pole, home of Santa's Workshop --or in northern Iceland, where the Christmas Garden in Akureyri celebrates the season 365, 24/7 (mostly as a HUGE tourist attraction, BT dubs).
But in regular old American cities peppered throughout this great nation of ours. Yes, it's still great, y'all, no matter what.
Either way, a local radio station is playing Christmas songs. Like now. They started October 1 and won't stop until 11:59PM on 12.25.2020, yo.
Naturally the Hallmark Channel has been airing Christmas movies every Friday night in anticipation of this year's "Countdown to Christmas" celebration, which kicks off later this month. This, in addition to a pandemic marathon of Christmas flicks in May followed by a month-long yuletide film fest in July.
A pal of mine posted Instagram shots of her family room...all decked out in Christmas glory.
There are those of us who would celebrate the most wonderful time of the year EVERY DAY, ALL DAY, nonstop if it was socially acceptable.
I mean it. Constantly. Period. We have holly in our hearts, mistletoe on our minds, and Noel in our noggins. If we had our way, there'd be lights on the mantle every day of the month.
And we're right.
There are those of the school of thought that any display of festive cheer that precedes the end of the Thanksgiving weekend are ludicrous, unacceptable, premature, inappropriate, and completely rush the season.
And they're right.
Bottom line? If you love Christmas and listening to "Jingle Bell Rock" helps you get through even four minutes of pandemic pandemonium. Do it.
If you love Christmas and feel it's special BECAUSE it only comes once a year and that early onset cheats autumn of its grandeur...folks on pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon apple candles, and apple pie-scented sconces. Do it.
You be the judge...just go easy on the sentencing, a'ight?
Just do it while understanding that, especially right now, anything that makes a human heart smile shouldn't be ripped apart and crumpled up like last year's gift wrapping. Please respect one another's differences while embracing what gives you joy.
No need to add any hurt or harm to a year that's been Ebeneezer Scrooging us since March, Capisce?
Live, laugh, love -- and let the other homosapiens do the same. #Respect #Tolerance #Pray #Peace