I’ve been a bit of Grinch this week. I had been in the Christmas spirit until I realized I wasn’t done shopping for gifts after all. I started to think about how much of a waste it is to give gifts people might not want or need, and how we feel obligated to give gifts sometimes. I was also in a foul mood because Graham and I had been planning a trip to Zion National Park this weekend but had to cancel when other expenses and decisions came up. All I wanted for Christmas was to get away with my love. I thought about how people don’t really understand how serious I am when I say I would rather have experiences and quality time over gifts. That isn’t to say I am not grateful for anything anyone sends me. I have loved the gifts I’ve received. And I love the people who took the time to send them to me. But this quote sums it up nicely:
Hope everyone has a lovely holiday!