A little peace, please

I know there are those out there who dislike retailers as soon as they see Santa paraphernalia peeking out from behind Halloween décor at stores.  I get it.  This year, however, I am so ready to just skip ahead to Christmas.  Thanksgiving doesn’t even feel necessary to me, but maybe that’s because I’m not a huge turkey fan.  I don’t know.  I do know though that I am ready for Christmas decorating.

There is something about curling up on the couch when the kids go to bed, and the room is lit with the soft glow of Christmas lights.  It’s almost soothing.  The decorations bring me peace, the music is generally cheerful, and I love buying people gifts.  I’m ready for it.  Heck, if I didn’t love the peace from those things, I would say skip right to New Years.

I so need the peace.  I can’t be the only one that’s had enough this year.  For example, I love my social media accounts.  I’ m a sucker for memes and gifs, but all of the ugly on there has me feeling like deleting everything.  It’s like we’ve lost touch on how to disagree without hatred.  That’s not how the world should be.  I don’t care about your skin tone, how much money you do or don’t have, or your political views.  I care about how you treat people.  How did we lose touch with that?  Everything is red, blue, right, wrong, fake, true, and it’s so hard to have a civilized conversation about it if you’re not in agreement.  Come on!  We’re better than this, I know it.  I just want to breathe and feel peace.

So, I guess I will enjoy my family-filled Halloween, and then come November first, good-bye Halloween decorations and hello Christmas decorations!  Not all of it because I’m not that gun-ho, but definitely some.  Probably everything but the tree will go up that day.

If you too could use some peace in all of this chaos, feel free to do you.  Decorate your house in a way that makes you happy, call an old friend that makes you smile, and just breathe.  You’re not alone.  And if you care to do some Christmas shopping where you will be greeted with kindness, come see me at Hayes Specialties.