Why Be Jolly?

Why be jolly… you ask?  To be jolly means to be cheerful and happy. It’s a little over 2 weeks until Cchristmas every dayhristmas.  The one time of the year when people are a little more sensitive to others and most people really are more jolly than usual.  But why is this so? I believe it is because people really deep down love to be with others, especially family and friends.  With Thanksgiving Day shortly over, the happiness just naturally spills over in anticipation of getting together again for Christmas to enjoy each other’s company, eat, drink, and be merry.

Many people look at Christmas as a religious ceremony being the birth of Jesus Christ – the Savior of the world.  Well that is religious belief. And although Jesus was born, there is no proof he was born on December 25th.  He did not come here to save us for we have nothing to be saved from except our own destructive selves as a result of our beliefs and actions. Basically, if you believe someone is out to get you, then sure enough, sooner or later, someone will be out to get you. You are what you believe.  To change negative beliefs, we must change ourselves on a very deep level of consciousness. Jesus came to be the example to us on how to live in a spiritual manner, not a religious manner, and he has incarnated on Earth many, many times. His desire is for us to remember our spiritual power and to love all unconditionally. My beliefs are that it is not the birth of Christ that pulls people together but, rather the innate spiritual love and respect we have for each other on a higher level.  We know deep inside that we are all connected to everyone and every thing and that nothing would exist without each of us. Therefore, we love to be with each other and support and love each other as much as possible.

Christmas Day is a beautiful day nonetheless, because it has taught many people to smile, be cheerful, be happy, be encouraging, be thankful, and be love – the greatest gift of all.

So let’s be jolly, but let’s be jolly as much as we possibly can — not just at this time of the year.  If we live ‘jolly’, we will experience ‘jolly’ for what we put out is what we get back.  So, I encourage all of you to live a life that reflects your true deep desire – to be happy, to be loved, to be prosperous, to be wanted, to be a great role-model.  Be these things and you will receive more of the same in your life.  Being jolly can turn your life around for the best.  The fact that there is a positive difference in people at this time of the year, is proof enough that being jolly really does work. So, let’s be jolly and spread it around the world all year long.

~ Kathyann