To everything there is a season and at the moment one might say purveyor pervasiveness is at its fever pitch peak!
North, south, east, west, in every direction the sights and sounds of the holiday season from Christmas markets to festivals of lights and sales of fine finery of everything imaginable abound!
Much has been said about the negativity of consumerism. “Proof of society’s decadence.” “Obsessions with accumulating more material things destroying the Earth and our souls.”
Like everything in nature, it seems balance is the key. The equilibrium in all things that keeps us from feeling discombobulated. In long ago Christmases past, when shopping frenzies were my norm, I can truly remember as I would wrap gifts to put under the tree, thinking unassuredly, have I enough here or should I have gotten something more…
Nowadays thinking back on those times, it’s so clear the answer was —-enough already!!
Cheers to the abundance that’s available for us to enjoy and feel good about with gratitude but let’s also be mindful of some of what’s more important that may be in short supply that devoting some attention to can sing a factually festive season for all….
Some of you reading this might recall the popular television series “I Love Lucy” and an episode called “The Chocolate Factory” where Lucy and galpal Ethel struggled to keep up with the speed of the assembly line where they were to be boxing chocolates.
I think we can all identify with times in our lives where that feeling, “I can’t keep up” or “this pace is just too much” can overwhelm us. Times where things are out of whack and not in balance or equilibrium. In the distress, there can be laughter as the absurdity of the situation sometimes needs comic relief.
I grew up in a generation that was very aware of the sacrifices our parents made so that we, their children, could grow up with a life that offered much in education and experiences that were beyond reach in their own childhoods and young adult years.
It seems younger generations nowadays are somewhat resolute to opposite feelings that they will never have the quality of life (material and otherwise) of their parents generation.
Questions about the betterment of our world….
If there’s one thing we can remind ourselves about the purveying & conveying of our day,…our time that is now,…..let it be:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in vile but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Cheers to a loving Tuesday that shouts –lovin’ it!, love you! and to all life’s goodness– yes!