Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If you care, go beyond a Facebook status

I don't have 1000 wishes for Christmas. And I find that most others don't either. The wishes we do have are often ones of luxury, not need. So instead of posting something to Facebook or buying someone something they might not remember 10 days later, make a donation; to a hospital, to a medical research fund, to a local shelter or food pantry. Or take that sentiment and turn it into actual good by volunteering. Then post that to Facebook and challenge others to do their part.

Monday, December 13, 2010

My post on holiday greetings

I say Happy Holidays, not Merry Christmas.

Why? Because I want you to have a happy holiday season, no matter which holidays you celebrate, even if only New Year's.

To me, insisting on saying Merry Christmas no matter what others might celebrate, is akin to wishing someone a happy birthday or happy anniversary on your own birthday or anniversary because that's what "you" celebrate.

Why do people bitch about "Happy Holidays" anyway? Shouldn't they just be happy to receive good wishes from someone else?