Monday, October 19, 2009

{thoughts on holidays and gifts}

sky in trees


In the car last night we talked about how easily greed creeps into the holiday season each year. How we hate it and what it does to us and our desire to remember the true heart of the holiday. How the need for nothing, turns into a frenzied search for items we didn’t even know we wanted, and before we know it, we are making greedy Christmas lists that often end in selfish frustration when we don’t receive the things we didn’t even know we wanted in the first place.

Although I wish we could go on a gift fast this year, others object, so we find other ways to protect ourselves from the season’s detrimental pulls and prods. But this year, I am hopeful, that things will be different. It may take some creativity, and a conscientious determination to reject the hype and lore that too easily distracts, but I am willing to try…

I know it’s a little early – but here’s to a holiday season where we’re thankful for what we already have and enjoy the coming months for all the reasons that are widely unpopular.

2 comments:

Quiet Oasis said...

man, I struggle w/ this every year. Because at this point, we don't "need" anything. And I'm not really into shopping for 10,000 gifts for other people. I keep trying to get around these things (giving/getting) but no one appears to be w/ me..... so on it goes, I guess.

I'd just rather enjoy one another's company and food. Fill us in on how your holiday goes....

Jess said...

haven't figured anything out yet- but when i do, i'll keep you posted...

 
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