Purpose of Holidays
While we all know what the holidays are for, and while we also grumble about what holidays have become, I still find it interesting that we have certain days in the year dedicated to some very positive principles in life: love, caring, reverence, gratitude, family, spirituality, and centering.
What a concept--society has made it acceptable for us to take some time off work to remember what is important in life. Take some time for yourselves, your loved ones, your life.
Commercialism may put a damper on your spirits, but try not to allow that. The industry is there for those who want to buy and sell and enhance your holiday. You have the choice of creating your own atmosphere and traditions in the ways that you wish to do so.
If there are holidays you do not celebrate, you can certainly give greetings to others, and in appropriate ways, allow others to know what you do or do not celebrate. It can be an opportunity to share differing ideas.
As for me, I do enjoy these holidays where I can sit back and take in all the people in my life and all the good things I have encountered. I also take some time for reverence, contemplation, meditation, and hopes and wishes.
Whatever you do, do what feels the best for you. Adopt others' rituals or customs, create your own, or treat every day with the same amount of importance.