About three weeks ago I went and I bought my first box of candy canes. I was going to blog about this act in itself, but then I forgot to.
Somehow buying the first box of candy canes of the year seems to be significant to me.
I also bought a bag of peppermint Hersey’s kisses which are even better than candy canes, but that’s beside the point.
Anyways, after buying this box of candy canes I was giving a few out to my co-workers. Why?
Simply because it is candy and candy makes work better always.
Or at least candy is what I use to get through my work day when things get tough. I get someone yelling at me and then I have a Hersey’s kiss. (They are white chocolate with peppermint bits)
Well, while I was doing this one of my co-worker told that it was too early to have Candy Canes out.
He had a valid point, but Candy Canes are the perfect type of candy. They are hooked so you can put your finger through the loop and suck on the pointy end. It’s amazing.
But then this co-worker went on to tell me how much they did not enjoy Christmas, and even through that is how I have been feeling the last 5 years at Christmas time, I still asked them why.
They simply said they have had too many bad Christmas’s.
I got some of that.
And it’s not even about not getting the right present and suddenly it’s a bad Christmas.
No, it’s more like you’re in a bad position in life or just bad things are happening and you want to be happy, but you can’t.
And after a few years like that, it’s just hard.
The thing about not having the Christmas spirit or not enjoying Christmas is that it’s not like Scrooge where you are just bitter and angry. It’s more like being at the end of a relationship.
You remember it being really good and you remember feeling happy about this, but no matter what you do, you just can’t get it back.
Anyways, this year I decided that I didn’t want to be that way anymore.
So, I decided to get excited and buy sweaters and be happy.
And the interesting thing is that after my coworker told me that he didn’t really enjoy Christmas, he said;
Maybe it will be different this year now that I know you.
I’m not sure why he said that, but no pressure, right?
Anyways, I can’t wait for Christmas this year, because we are all going to try our best.