Christmas is not a time nor season, but a state of mind

Elizabeth Warren, JBJ Staff

“Christmas is not a time nor season, but a state of mind. To Cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

–Calvin Coolidge

Reaching the end of November and going into the month of December, many are focused on the aspect of what they are getting or what they hope their parents are getting for them. This world is run on money and the wants of people rather than their needs; it is known that there are people that are not getting a Christmas or other holiday due to the lack of sufficient funding and maybe even other circumstances that will not allow them to afford or make it happen in general.

Be thankful for what you are given and do not focus on what you were not. There is more to life and Holidays than just receiving gifts and eating; it is about the family coming together despite family disputes and enjoying each other’s company. As said in Supernatural, “family don’t end in blood”; family—has a definition that many may not agree with—is those close to you that you care for and love; the actual definition is “a person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy,” there are people in every family that have been cast out in one way or another that are not considered to be family.

The holidays for thanking your family and friends for everything that they have given you and trying to show your appreciation for it. Do not think they do not love you or that you are not special if they do not give you everything that you want; you are perfect just the way you are.

You are loved, you are wanted, and you are perfect no matter what others may say or think. Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah!