I love the Grinch. I love the cartoon, I love the movie, I just love the character in every way. I think in my quest to please people and the pressure to conform to what I think society expects of me, I just revel in his rebellious hatred of Christmas.
Over the years I have tried to simplify my commitments and ease the pressure on myself so I don't get so upset by it all, and that has helped. But I also realize it is hard for lots of other people this time of year too. I really feel for the young mums with financial constraints trying to make Christmas 'perfect' for everyone. It's a lot of pressure.
Never mind the folks that evaluate their lives at Christmas and feel sad about where they are, or those folks alone that wish they weren't, or folks that miss someone they've lost.
The Grinch has it figured out! No pressure, no weird expectations....and a lair! I really love his attitude and crankiness at a time when syrop-y sweet christmas music is blasting from everywhere I turn. I'm loving him. Just loving him, in spite of his 'hate hate hate, hate hate hate, double hate, loathe entirely' sort of speak. I kind of even love that.
Oh I am sorry, please enjoy the festivities, ignore the cranky grinch woman in Regina. But...if you're feeling my vibe, feel free to join in and be a Grinch with me.
Happy day. Really.