This year has been particularly grueling for so many people, especially in the mid to lower classes. The last 6 years or so have been financially draining, and emotionally detrimental for so many, and I think most people are desperate for a little holiday cheer. We’re all seeking some kind of relief or moment of time where we can focus on something other than living in the red for so long.
Holiday cheer means something different to each person. I see it as cheerful music, feeling cozy, warm food and drink, love, and long mornings. Some see holiday cheer as shopping for loved ones, or traveling to see friends and family you only visit once a year.
Whatever it may be for you, I truly feel like the general public is hungry for a little relief, a little happiness, and a little blissful ignorance to the horribly awfuls taking over the world at the moment. I’ve felt this way for a while. If I find myself feel really down I’ll typically reach for some kind of christmas film purely for the happy ending I know is waiting for me.
I’ve been craving holiday cheer since June.
This is not to say that we should abandon all the current unjust rulings and actions as of late, but to also realize even those constantly fighting need a moment to "rehumanize" their faith in their fellow man. These are only a few of the fights going on in the world, but I urge you to look into each sooner rather than later.
I had hoped I could end this post a big more eloquently, but these four causes have really stood out to me over the past two years. Some didn't have hashtags or slogans yet, but the issues were still there. With holiday cheer comes the ability to help one another as much as we can without giving up our own lives. I'm a bit lost and feeling like I'm saying things that hold a bigger meaning than I'm worthy of sprouting, so I'll leave it here.