Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tis The Season

One of the things I love about the holiday season is everyone's caring nature. One thing I dread, is everyone's greed. I'm old now, okay I'm not that old. But I don't need presents to feel loved. I'd prefer kind gestures and friendship and doing nice things for others. It goes much further than some gift that I probably didn't need anyways.

My parents are great, and the past couple holidays they've gotten me extravagant gifts that I couldn't afford on my own. Last year was a wonderful television that I love, but wouldn't have bought myself because, I'm cheap. Now that I'm paying for my new car this year, money is even tighter and I'm trying to be creative with gifts - eventhough the few people I buy gifts for have everything they need.

Although I don't have the money to donate to struggling non-profits, I have volunteered my time and I hope that's enough. Remember folks, it's not about how much you spend, but how you treat others. Pay it forward and try to avoid your greed this holiday season and instead think of something nice to do for someone.


4 comments: said...

I don't know you but I stumbled upon your blog -- hang in there and remember that as long as you are ABOVE the ground you are doing fine.

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Unknown said...

Very nice said and something we should all remember to do.

Independent Territories said...

Very well said. People seem to get too wrapped up in material things this time of year. Even that old saying 'It's better to give than to receive' is becoming meaningless because so many gifts are given without thought or kindness -- the act of 'giving' always seems to be treated like a chore or a task that has to be done.

I think volunteering your time to non-profit organizations is very sweet. Too many of us just throw money at the problem and assume that it solves everything; time and effort are so much more valuable.

Happy Holidays!

- Lauren