Monday, December 21, 2015

Empty hands

What did you think when you looked at the previous post's image of the hands?
  • Those hands are empty.
  • Those hands are receptive.
  • Those hands are begging.
  • Those hands were holding a gift and just handed it to a loved one.
  • Those hands have been robbed.
  • Those hands are open.
  • Those hands are waiting to grasp other hands in friendship.
  • Those hands are ...
And now for something entirely different ...
Humbug Day is today, December 21. According to the creators of this day, Humbug Day  "Allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations."

Sure, venting frustration over the stress of Christmas is appropriate for this day. But, we believe Humbug Day is much more. We believe Humbug Day brings out the Scrooge in all of us. Scrooges all over have been waiting for this day, and come out of the  woodwork in great numbers. They go far beyond venting a few frustrations. Many scrooges are negative towards Christmas in general, and can put a real damper on your Christmas spirit. 

Use Bah Humbug Day to release the stress of the holiday season. But, whatever you do, avoid becoming a real, bonafide Christmas Scrooge. 

I nearly bought a Bah humbug tee shirt the other day ...

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

The hands look receptive to me.
I don't think I need a Bah Humbug, or Scrooge, Day because I don't get caught up in the gimme gimme gimme of Christmas.
I look forward to a peaceful day and that's what i get.