Wednesday, December 9, 2009

“I wish Christmas would just go away!”

my 21 year-old son exclaimed last night as the white lights were being woven onto our tree.

“I am not a Christian” he continued “and I think it is just about consumerism!”

I beg to differ.

Believing or not (I am so praying for him), it also encompasses traditions, family, friends and the extra opportunity to make sure that “Thanks for being in my life!” is known by those who need to know it.

And presents don’t have to be about spending money (at least not big money), they could be kind, loving words (FREE!), unselfish actions (again free!), cards, token presents or gifts of time.

After his comment, I am considering calling his bluff and instructing all to give him nothing...

no gift cards;

no cash in envelopes;

no Christmas greetings...


It might be a good lesson for him to experience at this stage of his life.

also helps with others whattogetpj present strife


Steven Kaufman said...

Happy Holidays, Ms. Susan May Moody,

I believe deep down in his heart he is very thankful you are his mom and you instill in him the wisdom needed to make it in today's world. It's not about cash, or any material things. It's about being wanted.....and knowing that you make an important difference in the world.

Well said.


Anonymous said...

I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
And you et an account on Twitter?

Susan's Snippets said...

Anonymous -

You are welcome to quote my blog. Although I am not sure what your question about twitter is? Can you comment again and let me know?