October is my favorite time of year, so I will post how the days get shorter in anticipation of fall.
What is disturbing is that stores are already placing their Halloween items out. I do not believe autumn should start at the end of July. I don't believe Xmas shopping should happen until the Monday after Thanksgiving.
It feels that Americans have gotten away from the joy of the holidays. Halloween is to dress up and spend time with your friends. Children should believe October 31st is a magical night that will give them memories for a lifetime.
Thanksgiving should be a time of celebration and giving thanks. Gratitude for all the sacrifices people have made to make America great, while not forgetting the terrible things that befell the First Nations who are now on reservations.
Christmas and other end of year holidays should not come at the expense of other holidays or traditions. I mean, really, do we need Black Friday?
No, course we do not.
What we need are a nation of people who care and have moral/ethical behavior. A 99c flat screen tv is not worth the time a father or mother has to be at work to serve you and be away from their kids during the Thanksgiving holiday.
We should be paying a fair wage so no one has to work on the holidays. Or, receive food stamps. Or, live out of their vehicle.,
While I love October, Halloween, the holidays make me think about how I conduct myself around the holiday season.
What will you do to make the season brighter for someone else?