‘Tis the season. I hear this all over the place throughout December – ’tis the season! ’tis the season! – you honestly can’t get away from the sentiment. Today’s prompt brought it to mind and, as often happens, one thing led to another and now my brain is all fired up about this:
What makes December the end all, be all of ’tis the season? Yeah, yeah, it’s got Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanza, but I doubt the ’tis-the-season-ers are going on about those) so it’s not like I think it doesn’t deserve a ’tis the season. I suppose I’m wondering why we don’t have more of it throughout the year.
‘Tis the season (mostly) inspires the best in us. It encourages us to be our best selves, to help a little more, to judge a little less. ‘Tis the season could mean sharing coats in January or helping plant a community garden in the spring. It means watching out for the elderly when the temperatures fall and looking out for the home insecure all year ’round. ‘Tis the season is a mindset, a way of life.
I, for one, think we could use a little more of it.
Linda’s stream of consciousness prompt drops in on Saturday’s. This week’s prompt is “season.”