Christmas Eve…

Well, it’s Christmas Eve and I hope everyone is ready for Christmas to arrive in a few short hours.  I enjoy the Christmas season….the Christmas lights, movies that are ran over year after year, the celebration of the birth of Christ….it’s all very nice and enjoyable.  What I do find a bit disappointing is the commercialism…..the obligation to give and receive gifts.  Don’t get me wrong…I think being generous and giving is wonderful.  If I know that a family member or friend wants or needs something, I would love to help them out no matter the time of year.  What I don’t like is feeling obligated to buy someone something just to buy them something.  Not only that, I don’t want people to feel as if they need to buy me anything.  For the most part, I’ve been blessed to have everything I need and many things I want, I don’t need people buying me more stuff.  I could be perfectly happy if I didn’t get a single gift from anyone. 

Christmas should remind us to be generous and giving but it shouldn’t be about buying a bunch of stuff for people that don’t really want or need it.  On the flip side, don’t expect a bunch of stuff from everyone else….Christmas shouldn’t be about how much you can get.  Instead, be generous…spend time with your family and share your love and life.  Who cares who got what?….Life is about so much more. 

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!


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