Contentment for Christmas

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Our Christmas Tree, decorated with the help of our two-year-old.

This Christmas season I’m trying to make sure that I maintain a certain sense of contentment, particularly when I’m asked the usual question: “What do you want for Christmas?”

I really just want my family to enjoy themselves. My own religious predilections aside, I do enjoy the Christian holiday season (even if I feel is is over-commercialized, but that could be another whole post).

Sure, I can produce a short list of fairly inexpensive “wants” when asked, but I generally feel selfish in doing so. If you intend to buy me something of any substantial value, please make sure it is something the whole family can enjoy because I really don’t want to feel like I’m taking too much.

All told, though, I really just want the people around me to be happy at Christmas, even if I don’t celebrate it quite the way everyone else does.

I think we could all benefit from taking a moment out of our busy schedules this season to contemplate how content, or not, we really are with what we have and how freely we offer to share our blessings (and possessions) with others.

Please be well, friends.

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