Monday, December 20, 2010
It's a wonderful life........
I'm an Angel in disguise - I want to have a glimpse into my life as if I've never been born! Oh wait - no - that's Jimmy Stewart - you know George in our all time Christmas classic............
Is it a wonderful life? Ah - most of the time it is. We have more than most - we have a nice home, warm clothing, good food - we get to do enough fun stuff to keep us all happy right? Why are we never satisfied then? I think I know why....
Because we've become a society of "gimmies" gimmie this gimmie that, gimmie gimmie gimmie - I want trips, I want designer cloths, I want I want - I see it everywhere and frankly it disgusts me - I like nice things too - I do - and usually when I buy something I try to buy good stuff - These are a few of my favorite things:
Egyptian cotton sheets
My Kitchen Aid Convection Oven
Stoli Vodka (or a reasonable facsimile)
You get the idea,
I do not own a Coach bag - I know I know - it's true! I have owned designer purses before - but these days my kids are involved in so many expensive things I just don't feel I can justify it - and frankly I don't care!
I was out getting a gift card today and saw the "Skull Candy" ear phones that I know my kids could use - but you what? I put them back! I said to myself "enough already" - they don't really need them that bad and if they do - well they can use their hard earned Christmas bucks for them! We've bought and paid for enough! I was in Target too where I saw a Grandmother buying a sled for a grandchild - the cashier asked her if she needed a gift receipt and the woman said no! Tuff! That's what she said and I laughed! I then proceeded to tell the woman and the cashier that all these kids have too much stuff and I'm guilty overindulging my kids indeed - but I also feel I know when to stop - like when I run out of cash! Yes that is another fact - I do not charge 1 thing at Christmas - we pay cold hard cash for everything! And when the cashola is gone - well so are the presents!
So - the Christmas cash machine it now on empty kids - what you get is what you get - but It is a Wonderful life you live - rejoice and give thanks!