What a commercialized society we are. Carts of Christmas stuff line the aisles of the stores, while Valentine stuff is on the shelves! Soon, there will be Easter. This is a season for rabbits and more candy!
Lenition is a time for fasting and for the giving up of something that is high on our priority list. However, there is a Fat Tuesday, where you “PIG OUT!” Thus, when the season has passed, you “PIG OUT” again. Then, too, it seems that every occasion there is always Candy, Cakes, Pies and the likes.
We hear that the nation is a high percentage over weight and unhealthy! Okay, if you think about it, Commercialism and Candy start with the letter C!!! Then when do we let Hallmark do our talking for us? We pay Hallmark to say, “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Valentines Day, and I Love You!” Personally, I can say these from my mouth to the face of the other person, or I can say these in an email or over the phone. Really don’t need to pay Hallmark to say it for me, do I?
Okay, it’s just another instances of our culture.
P.S. According to Grandpa’s County Wisdom: “Early to bed and early to rise. Will pretty much shut down the domino game!”