Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,“This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On my mind...

Perhaps its the season. Perhaps the boys' ages.

But I am really feeling the Christmas spirit this year.

I've already made fudge four times this season.

Thats a lot of chocolate, yall.

But...what I am not feeling is the commercialism of Christmas.

 Everywhere we go, everything we see are things that the toy industry is telling my children what they have to have in order to be happy. 

And that doesn't fly well with me.

I want so much for my boys' to understand that they already have everything they could ever want or need and then some.

But it is so difficult to teach them this.

We aren't rich. We aren't even "well off."

Actually, we really don't have a lot of money to spare at all.

And honestly, I'm okay with that.

I'm not sure how people who do have a lot of money do it.

Because as far as I'm concerned, the more money you have, the more money you spend.

All around me. Watching the news. Reading articles on the internet. There are people hurting. Sick. Without family. With no place to call home.

How can we just go about our day as though these people do not exist?

How can we buy our kids piles of toys for Christmas when there are millions of children all around us who have no idea when their next meal will come?

Will the boys receive gifts this year from us? Sure.

But believe me, it will be modest.

Because it is also through experience that they (we) appreciate more when we have less.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for sharing this, it's something that has been on my heart lately too.


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