Cute Little Ditty

If I didn't know better I'd say my hubby wrote this.

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls
Should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,
And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look
In this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim
As he put it in gear.
"You've got enough stuff,
I'll see you next year!"

This little ditty speaks volumes to me as it truly expresses my feelings about Christmas this year. We are blessed in that there really is nothing that we need. Are there things that we want? Yes of course, but stuff that we need. No. Will Santa still stop at my house - you bet, but it will be a much more low key Christmas than in years past. We are truly blessed. And I am cutting out all the foo foo stuff. I am tired of the commercialism. I am tired of wasting money on stuff that we want only for a fleeting second and then are done with it.

I'm done with silly grab bags and Christmas present swaps. Does it feel weird to say no thank you? Yes. But I feel better for it. No agonizing over what to buy. No worrying if it will be liked. Besides rarely if ever do you get something that you want or need. I'm tired of wasting dollars on that stuff. This year I'm concentrating on presents with long lasting staying power. Things that we will use and remember long after the credit card bills are paid. And I'm happier for it. It feels good. It feels right. :)

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