I Do Not Celebrate The Commercialization of Christmas

As a child, I enjoyed waking up on Christmas morning to race to the tree to see what “Santa Claus” brought me. As I got older, the amount of gifts dwindled as did my spirit for the holiday. I wasn’t taught the true meaning of Christmas and therefore believed that it was all about the gifts. By my teen years, once I began working and was able to participate in the gift giving, I tried to regain my happiness for the season by giving to others but I was met by unhappiness at the fact that I didn’t “go all out” for their present. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I had a chance to reinvent how I celebrated the holiday. Seeing the smiles on my Babies faces was all the gift that I needed as my children were satisfied with any and everything I ever gave them. After my divorce, once again I adjusted my holiday celebration to accommodate the absence of my children while they visited with their father. Since for me Christmas is all about the kids, we celebrated when they came home but as long as my children weren’t around on December 25th, it was just another day to me. Still is. I love Jesus Christ but I refuse to bust my budget to buy gifts for people in an effort to show the love I should’ve been sharing all along!

For me, Christmas is a chance to celebrate the love we have for our loved ones. My gift to you, as always, is PeaceLoveHappiness!!

Love,
Lm…

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About Author Lea Mishell

Wife. Author. Mother. As far as the order... that depends on my mood! LOL Silly, sarcastic, sensitive soul that wants nothing more than to get these thoughts out of my head to share with the world! Let me tell you about myself in as few words as possible... I am an intelligent, athletically-built-without-doin-a-lick-of-exercise, sweet, independent young woman. I like to eat. Sometimes I drink. Often times I even sleep! And then in between all of that, I'll need to go visit the bathroom. Most of the time I do all of those, practically everyday! And sometimes I do things with other people. I used to go to school, but now I work. My favorite colors are black, silver, burgandy, and deep blue... My hobbies and interests include writing, traveling, spending time with my family, hanging with my friends, watching anything with Shemar Moore in it (formerly "Derrick Morgan" on "Criminal Minds", formerly "Malcolm Winters" on "The Young and The Restless", and star of "The Brothers" and "Butter"), dancing, singing, and people-watching. I LOVE JANET (Jackson for those that don't know). That's just the tip of the iceberg, but if you REALLY want to know me, write me and get to know me! PeaceLoveHappiness Lm...

Posted on December 6, 2013, in Blogging, Random Rants, Random Thoughts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Official Blog of Author Lea Mishell and commented:

    Not much has changed. I still only give love, nothing materialistic.

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