Meow! My name is June Buggie and I have something to say!
So it’s that time of year when we all are SUPPOSED to be happy. And yet many of you are not. Why is that?
Some of you are feeling depressed. Some of you have yet another cold right before Christmas. Some of you are having issues related to hormonal changes. And all because of alot of human-made expectations on a day.
Well here’s that I got to say about all that- PPFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTT!!!
Don’t fall for all that pressure to have the “perfect” holiday.
Don’t worry that your decorations aren’t enough. Personally I prefer to enjoy yours instead of having to tear down my own.
Don’t worry that your holiday party isn’t fun enough. It is what it is, and if folks can’t show gratitude for all your efforts, then next time invite some that will.
Don’t worry that your gifts aren’t wonderful enough. It’s not about the gift. And if someone tells you otherwise, be suspicious of that person.
Actually, a recent study has shown that the most-treasured gifts are those where the recipient is given what he or she asks for.
So enjoy the spirit of the season, and let go of all the stresses.
And if that’s just not possible, then remember that it’s all gonna be over in another couple of weeks, so hang in there!
57 thoughts on “June Buggie Rants!”
Well said June Buggie – let´s just all enjoy it for what it is!
Christmas carols always make me feel happier if I get depressed at Christmas time. Good advice, June Buggy!
Jen loves them also! Her favorite is Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!
Dear June Buggie,
I like your name. I also love your costume. But most of all, I completely agree on the not so overwhelming Christmas ornaments. We only have three Christmas lights, 2 of which are outside the house.
My dog Coal enjoys it compared to the regular White light he’s accustomed with during the regular days of the year.
YAY! See, dogs learn to appreciate what they have and not worry about all that they don’t have. Humans should pay attention!
Would it be possible to get you to come and greet my in-laws on Christmas morning? Such a cheerful, confident list of how to be happy on Christmas just does NOT fit their idea of Spirit of the Season. Oh, well, I am happy enough for all re-reading this post. Merriest and most peaceful times for you and yours!
I wish I could help, but I think we both know that nothing can change other people unless they first choose to change themselves.
You are absolutely correct June Buggie. Regrettably priorities are sometimes not what they should be. xxx
There are some studies called ACE studies that indicate that people who suffered trauma as children are more likely to suffer as adults. These people need our help!
Awwwww…..June Buggie….how adorable you are!!! with the elf costume, you look pawgeous!!!
I also like you sometimes say ” PPFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTT!!!” , which makes me laugh!!! I really can imagine the scene you saying it! BOL!
Yes, you are 100% right! We all should enjoy the spirit of the season, and let go of all the stresses!!! Because it’s holidays!!!! Woooo hooooo!!! 🙂
Kevin, if only everyone was always as happy as you are, this post would be unneeded! -JB
Well Said – I have always believed that Christmas is for giving to those who are not as fortunate as I am. I donate every year to animal charities and request that if you want to get me a present, the best present you can give me is a donation to an animal rescue group. I just wish my family would understand and follow this request.
Please check out that link on gifts Cleo. It addresses why people don’t give gifts people actually want. Personally I think you doom yourself to failure when you do that, but Jen says she is guilty and knows how easy it is to get sucked into the game.
Yes I agree, let’s all remember the reason for the season and maybe the stresses will melt away …. even if the snow doesn’t!!
Let’s also remember that what each of us thinks is the reason for the season may be different- so don’t stress because you don’t celebrate the way all the others do. 🙂
With very young nephews and nieces, we will never have the ”perfect” Christmas dinner party but PFFT to such perfection. I’d rather have those kids running around. 🙂
now that sounds like an ideal holiday celebration!
So cheerful …….. !
The Holidays are meant to be – i think – a Peaceful time – Yet – everyone gets stressed out –
I think to keep it as neutral as possible – and really – Christmas is all about children- and their wonder and awe ….
Happy Holidays …..best To You for the New Year ….
HAPPY holidays to you also, and I do hope they are happy!
Thank You 🙂
They are – a very peaceful all loving time in my life —- 🙂
Happy Holidays AGAIN 🙂 🙂 🙂
best best best to all in 2012
Milly says… purrrrrrrrrs June Buggie! ah bin tryin to tell Mam dat all month! Fank Oos fer bringing da subject up.
Good blog JB!!! BTW you look so cool in your elf outfit.
M and SxXx
Well said June Buggie! Love the elf outfit…..VERY festive! ‘Tis the season to have no pressure and just have fun…..so that’s what I’m doing around here (and being good of course).
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
That’s another thing- that being good for Santa is WAY too stressful for me!
Well said, June Buggie! 😀
Thank you and Meow!!!
Amen. Great post!
Ah thank ya ma’am! *tips elf cap*
Hey June Buggie,
That sounds like very sound advice!!
I’m sure not stressed about it, I think every day is all about having fun!! What I do know though, is that we’ve started to get visitors arriving in our house, which means more petting for me as they’re staying until after Christmas, yay!! I’m all about the simple pleasures in life! 🙂
Have a fun day buddy,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Them humans oughtta take cue from us!
RIGHT ON June BUGGIE!!!
Thanks hot dog!
Oh June Buggie you brought a smile to my face!!
Then my work here is done! 🙂
It’s NOT about the gift? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh silly ME!!!
“some” of us aren’t joyous because we have been dealing with a sick cat but we are about to BECOME “joyous” because said “sick cat” seems to be on the mend….HO-HO-HO……
YAY! I’m very glad to hear it!
Thanks June Buggie. This is a lesson that is taking time for me to learn but I think I’m getting it. I used to think our holiday celebrations had to be as elaborate and full as the ones I had growing up but I tend to forget that that’s not really possible nor even necessary with a family a quarter of the size. How much I’ve stressed over the holidays kind of seems silly now that I think about it. 😀
Well, it’s understandable… we tend to stick with tradition. It’s just that sometimes it’s good to update traditions too.
June Buggiez – I lovez your outfitz! Meowry Catmaz to mewz! Love Willow
Hi Willow! MEOW!
June Bug you are looking oh so festive. Excellent advice here too.
PS: I am using your name for a feline character in the novel I am currently writing, how do you like them kibbles??? 😉
Wait’ll I tell RumpyDog THAT! MEOW!
Well Said and Love the Pic!
Thank you for your rant June Buggie! I feel exactly the same!
June Buggie, first, love the costume. Second, you, as always, are so right. Always look forward to your rants. x Berner Girls
Some people get upset at Christmas because they don’t have anyone to spend the holidays with. Maybe they should find someone else who’s alone and invite them over to dinner. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Having someone to share it with it the best. For me, as long as I get loves on Christmas I’m good.
You tell us, June Buggie!!! xoxox
Well said June Buggie 🙂
Thanks for the great advice june buggie. 🙂
well said that cat
Awww, thanks June Buggie…
indeed June Buggie let’s enjoy the season!