It is the 15th day of October . . .
In the year of our Lord 2020 . . .
It’s 78 degrees outside . . .
Warm and muggy . . .
My 7 year old wants to listen to Christmas music . . .
And I’m here for it.
I’ve never been a “Christmas can only be after Thanksgiving” purist, but I’ve always kind of been of the mindset that you should at least wait until November.
But if 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter if someone wants to put up their Christmas decorations in October . . . or September.
It doesn’t matter if they want to celebrate their birthday all month long.
It doesn’t matter how many gifts someone chooses to give their children for any holiday . . . how they decorate their house . . . whether or not they own a television or prefer to read books . . . how many kids/pets/plants they have . . . if they eat ice cream for supper . . . none of it is my business.
It’s just crazy to me, the things we pass judgment on that honestly do. not. matter.
That really have no moral or ethical implications.
The things we think make people right or wrong . . . that are nothing more than preferences or opinions.
There are things in the this world that matter. There are battles worth fighting and hills on which we absolutely need to die. But a lot of the things we make a big deal about just don’t matter.
So decorate your house for Christmas today or tomorrow or at the end of November. Let your kids have ice cream for supper or don’t. Paint your house pink (but check with your HOA first ;)).
Worry about the things that matter, but also don’t sweat the things that don’t. Because life is just way too short to create major issues out of minor things and pass judgment on things that really do not matter.
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