As Christmas approaches, yes it is coming, closer each day, many though dread not just the arrival but the entire season.
Christmas can be treasured traditions, fond memories, grand reunions or a morbid time alone.
Christmas can be a huge financial hurdle also, and if you don’t attempt the jump, guilt plagues your every moment. So we spend and spend with the hopes our gifts will be appreciated.
If the people we were giving them to however, knew it was going to cause us financial distress they would not be pleased, well some of them would, some just sort of don’t care. Perhaps though, these people are not “gift” worthy.
When the holiday becomes something that we know will burden us with stress, anxiety and depression because we can not afford to pass along gifts, we need to re think things. Yes others may grant us with gifts that are costly, so we feel the need to match them as closely as we can. We need to stop doing this. But how?