I just got back from a two week trip to California. With the exception of a few days, it was sunny and warm, the birds were chirping and the people were smiling. The traffic is always congested, but people let you get ahead of them, or let you in when you need to get out of an entrance. The people working in stores and restaurants were friendly and helpful.
Christmas decorations were displayed like anywhere else. However it was more about the holidays and getting together then religion or the ridiculous ,"war on christmas", like it is back home in Michigan.
Being in another state for two weeks had put me and my girlfriend in a new state of mind. We felt better and it wasn't just the sunshine and warm weather, but the warm people, open minds and cheerful attitudes. I found that people were more accepting of our lack of belief as well.
So now I am home and driving thinking about how nice it was in California as somebody cut me off in traffic and gave me the finger because I needed to get in the other lane. So for once I did not return the ugliness as I approached their vehicle at the light as they yell at me from their SUV that has a bumper sticker of the cross on it.
Happy Holidays and Reasons Greetings!
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