You can’t blame yourself for being a little timid during this time of the year. There is no point in stressing over it. Remember playing tee ball as a kid and striking out? Dust yourself off and continue on. You can’t run away from the holidays. They are inevitable like a runny nose in December or slipping on an icy sidewalk. Yup, digging inside your jacket pocket for a tissue will only have you polishing the ice with your…bottom line is that you are not a people person, but that’s o.k. This year you would rather spend it at home, alone, watching reruns of Mork and Mindy and eating cold pizza. What a great way to share the holiday cheer with the rest of the world.
We have all been there before. It is called the holiday blues, a state of mind that keeps us distant from the rest of the world until the holiday season is over. Once you get it there is no getting off of this funky ride. Fasten your seatbelt. Next stop – Grinch City – a desolate place where the holiday cheer ceases to exists. Lock the doors and shut the windows. Close the curtains and turn off all the lights. Get rid of all signs of the holiday season. This means holiday themed music, decorations and avoiding the shopping rush. Granted, you may be a grouch, but there is still something in you that likes this time of the year.
Your secret is safe with me. Each year you stay up late at night, listening to some obscure song sung by a group of out of tune chipmunks, adding your signature to a bunch of personalized stationery cards. Today you are going to get over your indifference – besides, you have visited Grinch City before and surprisingly – it is also a place without roasted turkey.