I don’t have much faith in people being around the Internet today. That makes my noon post a little iffy, but it’s for a Kindle Countdown that will continue through the weekend. In case you’re wondering:
Now for the holiday questions:
- Do you have a favorite holiday memory?
- If you could wish for one thing this holiday season, what would it be?
- What’s the one thing you would change about this time of year?
I’m going to actually answer these this time:
- Yes. Being Jewish, it’s the first time I made latkas on my own after moving out. Caught my knuckles on the potato grater, burned myself with the hot oil, and set off the fire alarm. Still came out great.
- For everyone who had a bad year to end 2015 on a spark of happiness. Whether this be a random act of kindness, a surprise visit from loved ones, or whatever will help people who are down gain a smile.
- The reason for this question is because for the last couple of years, I’ve seen so much negativity and rudeness leading into the holidays. That’s the thing that I’d like to change even though it denies people’s free will. I grew up being told that Christmas was about kindness and generosity, so, as an outsider, that’s the basis I continue to work with. Yet, time and again, I’ve witnessed some hateful acts like shoving elderly out of line at the market, insulting someone who follows another religion, and the always ‘entertaining’ Internet hate war. It doesn’t feel like the holiday holds the same magic. Maybe it’s because I’m more aware and the Internet creates a constant flow of the hate instead of me only seeing what’s around my real world vicinity. Anyway, I would try to get humanity to stop being angry and hateful for just one day. (Sounds rather naive and childish when I read that out loud.)
There might be a special ‘Questions 3’ over the weekend since I won’t be releasing The MERCENARY PRINCE until next week. Yes, it’s because I had one set up to connect to the Tuesday post and didn’t realize the timing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.