Around this time of year there is always the same kind of nonsense. It goes along the lines of 'Christmas is only for christians', as if Christmas wasn't actually a pagan holiday bastardised into the religious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. I mean, Jesus, in the bible, wasn't actually born on December the 25th. He was born in the spring. So why are christians so dedicated in their beliefs to the point where they actually want to ruin and simplify what Christmas really is?
I personally have nothing to do with christianity nor do I want to. I think the whole notion of following rules from a book written thousands of year ago makes as much sense as the idea of a giant bunny that gives your children chocolate eggs, a fairy that trades your child's teeth with change or a fat man that is somehow able to magically deliver billions of gifts to children around the world. Of course, much like these fictional characters of most children's maturing imaginations, we have to allow believers of the bibles teachings to believe. Much like a child believes in these beings for comfort and belief there is more magic in this world than what is seen on the surface, religion is just this but for grown ups.
With that being said, I have a belief in happiness. Even if you are like me, an extreme introvert who prefers a good book and warm hot chocolate to vodka and a night on the town, you will understand where I am coming from. It makes sense that to truly be happy we have to believe that we can be happy. By this I mean that even on our down days where we despair for what life actually is, we feel like a failure in the eyes of all who know us and we just want to maybe press the reset button to possibly stat again. That is when you can truly get quite depressed, realising that there is no reset in life and that you just have to wade through the thick deep mud of life problems that get in your way daily. For some that mud is thin, it can take a bit of effort tot get through but you can always get through it with little to no effort. Then there are those who find the mud to be quite thick, its hard to walk through, takes a lot of effort and time, and sometimes even when you have successfully made it through the mud, there is always the stains that the mud leaves on your clothes.
Happiness is a great feeling because we get happiness when we feel like we've been deserving of happiness. That is wrong though, because whatever choices we make in our lives that we think are right are always right to us. No, I don't mean to be awful to another human, or cast prejudices to people who are undeserving, I mean kindness. If we make an effort to be kind than why should we ever feel bad for putting ourselves out there. It should never be considered failure if we are unsuccessful at something at a certain moment in time. Failure is a good thing, it's great in fact. If I fail I will have achieved. Happiness comes from achievement, so happiness comes from failure.
So it's quite simple really, if you ever feel lost thinking there is no one there to really understand or support you, believe in something you can really use to change your life. Believe in your own happiness, that you can achieve great things in life, because i'm really confident that you can. Nobody should be unhappy, especially around this time of year, that just shouldn't be. The point of Christmas is to experience the magic, to believe that we can all be happy for just a moment at least. Christmas is about taking all of lives pressures away, forgetting them for a bit, having a meal with people you care for, do something kind for another person or living being. Treat a friend, a family member, a lizard, a dog, your cat, your fish, an ant, a slug, it should be Christmas for everyone and everything. PLEASE, BE HAPPY.
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