Tis the season to be merry

Tis the season to be merry!  Or is it?  The world appears to have gone crazy with accusations of all kinds.  Some examples from my Facebook newsfeed:

"If you disagree with me about (fill in the blank) you can unfriend me now!" (I wish I got money every time I read this one.)

"You must be a (fill in the blank) supporter because you are so stupid for posting that.  I need to unfriend you now!"

"You're a racist!" (Even when it doesn't relate to the post.)

Or a person posts their personal opinion on a subject.  A few agree, but one person disagrees and starts the "rant."  All hell breaks loose as opposing opinions start to fly, the unfriending ensues and I hope to God the posters involved are not related.

My personal favorite is the "vague book" posts that indicate someone posted something that was deeply offending, but the offended isn't adult enough to talk about the offending statement in person (or a private message/email/text) with the offender.  Seriously?

My parents were of the generation where you didn't discuss religion or politics in "mixed company."  A friend of mine and I had a face to face discussion about this.  We're thinking maybe we should go back to this.

For the most part, I stay away from the negative stuff on my personal FB page, I try to post positive things.  I like to interact with my family and friends, share photos of my life and try to keep smiling.

November 2017 marked my seven year anniversary here at ChicagoNow.  That's a long time!  I would like to thank all of you who are on the mailing list, follow my BCR page, Twitter account and those who I'm actually friends with on my personal page, even if we have never met!

So if you're tired of the negative, here's a few photos that I hope will make you smile.

Tis the season to be merry?  Absolutely!

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