It is a few days to Christmas and I am really excited about this holiday. Recently, my mom asked me to name five things I would like for Christmas. I didn’t take her request seriously and told her that whatever she got me would be fine. If only I could go back in time and tell her what I genuinely wanted. What do you want for Christmas?
That is a very tricky question because my wants are endless just like everyone else (This is one of the first things they teach you in Economics).
So, what are the 5 things I would like for Christmas??
-A tiffany infinity ring. I just lost my ring (moving and packing struggles) and my finger feels very bare. Plus I have had my eyes on this ring since 2013.
-A black wallet with a strap.
– Mac Nutcracker brushes – I have talked myself to not wanting these brushes even though they brought down the price. I was so close to buying this the other day.
– A brown sling on- I would like one that can fit a novel. I know, I really don’t need this but I still want one😁
– Hair straightner and blow dryer- I have never bought any of these before and the ones I got from my aunty (which are about 10+ years old) are finally deteriorating.
There it is! What I want for Christmas.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting things during the holidays or treating yourself too. However, it is important that we do not forget to give not just to family, but to those in need around us. We can get so overwhelmed by the sales and deals that we end up spending more on ourselves than we spend on others. How about what others need?
Here are 5 ways you can give this Christmas:
-Clean out your house or closet of things you don’t wear or use. Not things you hope to wear but things you don’t wear. Growing up, my mom had a policy regarding this- “If you haven’t worn it in a year; give it out”.
-Give to a local charity.
-Visit an orphanage or a homeless shelter bearing gifts of love and joy.
-Give to those who are in need around you.
-Share the love of God with everyone in EVERYTHING you do. Whether is the cashier at the checkout or the barista at starbucks. Your smile or ‘hello’ may be the best gift someone may receive this Christmas.
BONUS- Give to your loved ones!
Although, I WANT all the things on my list, GIVING to those in NEED is more important to me.