Holidays make me feel a little blah, I have to admit.
I love the trees and the lights, I don’t care for the hustle and bustle and the extra poundage from all of the food you would never eat on any other given day EVER!
I don’t like how dang busy everyone seems to be and the endless demands the schedule seems to permit.
This year, we opted to do something totally out of the norm.
I didn’t buy any gifts for the family, not a single one.
My in-laws decided a couple of years ago on a no gift policy.
I flew my parents out for Thanksgiving as a gift, we flew my inlaws in September out. We are covered there.
Then there are my kids…..hmmmmm….we still have believers it is complicated. I am pretty sure what we are doing will raise an eyebrow with at least one, if not two of them.
I am just getting more to the stage where I feel like that I want to give more of myself to things that matter most and less to the things that clutter my life.
I have always been a believer in putting my money into things that strengthen my life and build relationships.
There was an excellent article for youth in this magazine, The New Era, it reminds teens and adults that the greatest gifts we can give are those that we can’t wrap!
Here are a couple of the highlights that I loved-
Service- One of the greatest gifts you can give is service
Family Time- Even though you have a busy schedule, make time for your family.
Commitment- Commit to something important.
Attitude- Have a great attitude!
I like this whole idea more than just for Christmas! I am officially making this RESOLUTION #1 for the entire year! In fact, I like it so much it may just become my major life theme!