That's it, it would be simple.
Would it offend me as a Christian if someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah? Not at all, in fact it would be nice just to have someone talk to me in a store as most people are so caught up in their own little worlds they don't even acknowledge those around them.
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Don't get me wrong, I want my kids to love all and I love that my kids are colorblind- I even wrote about it once, but I am getting so tired of having to hide one's beliefs, or feelings or opinions as it might hurt someone's feelings. Oh and I probably should have begun this post with a warning about "Trigger words". The fact that that is even a thing, just begins to show what is wrong with society.
It is our differences in beliefs, our differences in traditions that help us learn who we are. When I got a knock on my door from a certain religion that loves to knock doors (other than my own of course) I stand there nicely and talk with them. In fact, as I have read some of their literature, it has made me appreciate my own faith and beliefs even more. It does not offend me that they teach something different, believe something different; it doesn't hurt me in anyway, it strengthens me.
Life is hard. In life we will not always be treated fairly, always treated right- I wish it wasn't that way. But in life if we are good decent people, who work hard, who try to serve and help others and who do not expect things to be handed to us, then chances are we will have some success in life, maybe even peace and happiness.
So this Christmas season, or excuse me, 'Holiday Season', when cashiers wish me a Happy Holidays, I am not going to get all huffy or offended, I will simply say, "thank you and a Merry Christmas to you".