The X-Mas thing...
Christmas means nothing to me. I have no abiding, cosy, childhood memories of it.
I don't buy presents or cards....I have to be reminded.
I feel a bit weird. People are celebrating and saying: 'I'm feeling christmassy.'
As for me...determined I shall beeeeee......ooops sorry, old habits.............as for me, I feel nothing,
christmas means nothing to me. It's a day off work. Annoying songs being played...the same old songs each year that drove me insane when I was a JW drone. Crap TV with people dressed up in red.
Sorry, I just can't fit in. Must be my watchtower and awake(tm) college education!!!
Don't worry Punk', you can be our Xmas Grinch. Merry Christmas mate!
I was 50 years of age when I left the filthy, disgusting, cult. I guess I'm not in the habit.
I feel similarly. I don't like the decorations, most I find garish. The crowds. Best Christmas day was one year we done gardening and had a big bonfire.
Ucant - I know a lot of it is rooted in childhood memories............I have none.
The only memories I have are things like visiting my grandmothers house after Christmas with the other relatives there and feeling nervous in case I should give some impression I might have liked to receive a Christmas gift and then I would be in big trouble. Or going in field service on Christmas day. Fun.
I always refused to go on the failed misery on xmas day. Some JWs were really gung ho about it saying: "We'll find the people at home!" Yes, I get that, but there's a line between being 'zealous for pure worship(TM)' and being a pain in the toukis.
Sorry you're feeling like this Punk. I felt the same at Halloween. I feel you. You are usually so motivating and upbeat.
Take care Punky
Thinking of you
I think the joy of chrismas for many is rooted in childhood memory. I have none.
My only memory is; 'Do more for Jehovah(tm).'
i'm off to spend christmas with my d/f son and family--including my 7 month old grandson.
ive gone totally overboard with prezzies for them--i can just about lift this sack---