I'm as ready as I will ever be.
I know this room doesn't look like it.
But it's a very scaled down Christmas for me this year.
Since I am unemployed and most everyone I know, had a financially rough year...
We all agreed to not exchange gifts.
I did not buy one single gift.
(well one tiny one for my sister)
Do you know what?
Christmas is coming whether there are gifts or not.
Of course I think all children need lots and lots of presents from Santa,
but we adults? We really don't.
Really, really, we don't.
We get so much every single day.
I know it would send the economy into a tailspin if everyone
practiced what I am doing.
But really, Christmas is not about presents.
It's about pretty lights, love, joy and spending time with friends and family and remembering
how good we all have it.
So even though there will not be a single gift under my tree,
I do not feel I'll miss out on Christmas one bit.
And actually, I've enjoyed myself quite a lot without the pressure of
trying to make it through my gift list and gift budget.
You should try it next year...
The world will not come to an end.
You'll find the things you love most about Christmas do not come from a mall.
The best thing about Christmas costs nothing at all.