Jolliness Vs. Fake Jolliness


To all my readers, sorry for my absence lately, but life was keeping me busy and distracted.

This is a response to the one-word prompt “Jolly” by “The Daily Post.”

Its that time of year, Christmas season is here at last; filled with good tidings and cheer, shopping galore, and celebrating the birth of Christ. There is just something in the air, during Christmas that brings out people’s “better side” and makes us all want to share the joy we feel with others. At least that’s what most of us feel regardless if one actually celebrates Christmas or not. But there is also, unfortunately, those who instead of being Jolly show a #fake #jolliness.

There is a difference between someone being joyful, and someone putting up a joyful mask. We all have in mind those without the “Christmas spirit,”   those “Christmas Scrooges” to describe those who just can’t or don’t want to be joyful and thus don’t like displays of joyfulness by others. But, there is also I believe a lot of people out there who I would call “fence sitters.”

These “fence sitters” are those who only partially recognize the “Christmas spirit” in the air, but are still focused on their own needs and wants instead of on others and those around them. They at least try to appear friendly and accommodating, but you don’t get the same joyfulness air from them that you would get from others who really are joyful and filled with the “Christmas spirit.”

They aren’t bad people or dishonest or anything like that; they just for some reason have not fully gotten into the spirit of the holidays, but I do think at some level they want to. It is these people, I truly think that need to experience the “sharing of joy” by joyful people this and every Christmas time. Merry Christmas everyone; Be Joyful to all!

What are your thoughts on this subject? Please do share; all thoughts and viewpoints are welcomed and wanted here.

 

 

 

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