This time of the year we are always confronted with people so stressed out and angry about the acquisition and consumption of material possessions that they seem to lose sight of what really matters. “It’s the holiday season” people say. I wasn’t aware that greed and animosity was a holiday. Wasn’t aware that you had to stress yourself out so bad to avoid judgment of petty assholes who equate care and love with material crap. If these people are in your life, that’s their problem, not yours.
This morning while driving to work, I was increasingly aware of the stressful experience that is commuting during December. People honking at you for merging lanes in a merging area, or honking to turn right and pedestrians be damned. Like, yes sir, your need to get Somewhere Important supersedes the need for the disabled elderly man crossing the street. Sure.
Stop hurrying. Stop beating yourself up for not doing enough. You’re doing just fine. Tell the people in your life that you love them or that you care about them. Thank them for something mundane. If you’re into gift giving, then give them something small and meaningful. It isn’t about the money, it’s about the time you want to spend with them, the short time we have on this amazing planet.
Life is too short to forget what’s really important.