What is “Christmas”

Well, it’s Christmas. So I guess I’m suppose to say “Merry Christmas”. What does that mean?

I don’t think there is any one True Meaning of Christmas – rather there are as many meanings as there are people. Yes, Christmas has a history, and that history affects us all, but each family has their own Christmas traditions and meaning. Children find yet a different meaning and one that changes as they grow and develop. The word “Merry” means to be joyful, celebrate, and be in general good cheer. “Christmas” is the birth of Jesus Christ. “Merry Christmas” implies that people should make “Merry” and enjoy in the celebration of his birth.

Certainly Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us, but that sharing is not limited to those that we love and care for. It is also for the person that we have never met and will never see. Those that are not so fortunate in their lives as “we are” and that could use a helping hand.
This Christmas I’m not worrying about receiving any gift. The people I know either don’t have money, don’t have enough, don’t want to be bothered or has some other plans, etc. So I am not caring about that right now. I mostly care about spending time with the people I call my family and friends that I do have. With me saying that, you would expect I would love to be with my mom and her boyfriend today but no. Sitting around the house, staring at the wall, maybe watching movies on my phone and wasting data, watching them go and buy more beer to drink and not have a clue or care in the world is not my ideal of a Christmas day. I understand I could have done some things a little different and gone with my other family to Tennessee or maybe avoid being ditched and put out of the other living situation I was in on Christmas Eve to be forced to come back to my mom’s house.

I feel like I’m going to lose my mine. I don’t know how to describe the way it feels to just be let go over and over again and to have nothing to do at all. Sleeping on the floor, the door to the porch doesn’t close right so it let’s in all the cold my room, which I love the cold but still shouldn’t have to deal with that. As I was making a Facebook post using the feelings feature, I was typing the feeling of being abandoned and using a sad emoji face, then I realized that I have not made a post of my Abandoned Knight blog thus leading my here, typing away and starring into nothing.

The True Meaning of Christmas. It is many meanings to us. It means sharing of ourselves with others. It means giving to others that need our help. It means reviving the old traditions that we have formed over the years and remembering our past. It means promoting and participating in the magic and wonder that children find in Christmas. It is a time of love and generosity.

– Merry Christmas


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