It drives me crazy when people dismiss holidays because they are “cliche”. The couple that doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because they believe in showing love every day, or in this case the individuals who don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because NY’s Resolutions are just made to be broken. But what if they’re not? What if these special days and the activities related to them are not just cliche’s, but rather opportunities? Opportunities to redirect ourselves to be better people. Reminders to ourselves that while we may believe in showing love every day, we don’t always DO it.
No. We don’t NEED these holidays to remind us to be better. We don’t NEED one day to tell us what to do, how to do it, when to do it. But it doesn’t hurt. And while WE may not need these annual reminders, some people do. So why not embrace these holidays?
So, in that spirit… let’s talk about New Year’s. (more…)