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Every Day Can Be Like Christmas

The classic holiday crooner Jon Bon Jovi once suggested that he wished every day could be like Christmas. I have heard people from outside of New Jersey also express a similar notion.

I presume these people aren’t referring to songs about George Michael giving his heart to someone the previous Christmas who proceeded to throw it away. Nor do I suspect they yearn to clash eternally with a thousand soccer moms in the toy aisles while trying to make their way back to the electronics department at Target.

No, I imagine people wanting every day to be like Christmas comes down to some combination of the following:

  • receiving kind gifts from people who care about you
  • giving gifts to those we appreciate
  • sending cards out to people we haven’t communicated with as often as we’d like
  • celebrating the birth of Christ (if that’s what you’re in to)
  • volunteering or collecting food for the hungry, or giving toys to kids who can’t afford them, etc. – charitable works
  • forgiving others (and if need be, yourself)
  • spending quality time with family and friends sharing meals, playing games, etc.

I guess my point of all this is… there’s really no reason any of these things should be limited to one day a year.

So enjoy your Christmas, one and all. And have a Merry January 17th too, just for the heck of it.