Today I sense that people out there are feeling blue. It’s January. It’s the bleak mid Winter. People are back to work. They don’t have enough money. They spent too much at Christmas. They’re fat because they ate too much. The diet and the gym seem like too much hard work. They’re tired and the year has not yet begun.
A famous blogger says today that “She doesn’t like anyone…So there.” She wants to hunker down and retreat to her Anchorage I reckon… Don’t blame her.
So let’s get serious about having fun. I think we should all resolve to party more this year. Last evening we went out to dinner with some friends and the hostess went to great trouble to produce a delicious and different Polish supper. Yumm. Great conversation and great time together.
So let’s do this more. Let’s have people over. Let’s cook for each other. Let’s celebrate the Feasts of our Church as well as the Fasts. Look them up and plan ahead. What about Fat Tuesday? Let’s begin Lent when it comes around with a proper party.
Here are some other ideas: For Easter get up very early on Easter morning like Jesus did and go for a swim or something bracing and crazy. Then have a big family dinner. Eat Lamb.
For Ascension take a hot air balloon ride or do a parachute jump for charity. At Pentecost have a big bonfire, fireworks and a cookout. Celebrate saints days by cooking food from their country and inviting friends from that nationality: St Juan Diego? Have tacos. St Therese? Five course French meal please. Drink Calvados which comes from the orchards around Lisieux. St. Francis? Eat at an Italian restaurant. St Thomas More? Drink English ale and read Shakespeare.
You get the idea. Cheer up.