Hello, happy holidays, and welcome to our hop. We are always so glad when you take the time to join us! I came up with this week’s challenge:
What do you really want for Christmas?
I’m afraid that so much of Christmas has become about outspending and outdoing, rather than loving and sharing.
I am very lucky. I have a new puppy I love, a nice house, plenty to eat…and lots of shoes. I have a good man as my husband and enough money to buy the things I need. So, what do I want this year? It’s going to sound really tacky, I suppose, but I want peace on earth. I want everyone to stop worrying about getting more and appreciating what they have. I want anger to diminish and kindness to grow.
Going out shopping does not imbue me with the spirit of Christmas. I see these ads about loans this time of year, because people go into debt to buy more and better. And then they have to spend the rest of the new year (or years) paying back the money, only to repeat that next Christmas. That seems wrong. You don’t need money to give of yourself.
Is it really about what you can buy for everyone on your list? How about gifts of service instead? To me, making something or baking or helping out others is so much more about Christmas than how much you spend. I want my friends to know I love them and value them and so I want to give of myself, of my time. Because it feels good, and it feels right.
So for Christmas, I want a little more time, a little more energy and I want everyone to have a little more love.
Now, let’s pop over to the fabulous Brenda Margriet and see what she wants for Christmas…