With Christmas being just two days away I figured that I would write a Christmas list. Better late than never right?
This isn’t an ordinary Christmas list though. There are no material items on this list, and instead of sending it to Santa I’m going to send it to the people who matter the most to me in my life, my friends and family.
There is such an emphasis on buying the perfect gifts, wanting the newest technology, “needing” the latest makeup during this time of year. Although I love and would like a lot of material things (I blog about makeup and clothes so that’s pretty much a given), I also understand that these things are hardly what Christmas is about.
I saw a quote years ago that has still stuck with me to this day. It reads “there is always someone who would love to have your problems.” Doesn’t this make you stop and really think about what you consider to be “problems” in your life?
To put this quote into perspective for myself, I always think of a typical “first world problem” and dissect it. You can do this for almost any minor inconvenience that comes your way. For example, your dishwasher breaks. That sucks, but aren’t you lucky to be able to afford a dishwasher in the first place? Not to mention dishes to fill up that dishwasher, and food to dirty those dishes, and a roof over your head as you’re eating that food off of those dishes.
To put it simply, everyone has things that they should be thankful for, no matter who they are. A lot of us get so bogged down with the mundane things in life that we don’t take the time to acknowledge how lucky we are. Imagine how much happier everyone would be if they were truly thankful for what they currently have and who they know right now, rather than always looking ahead to the next thing or person who will supposedly bring them happiness.
That is why I’m encouraging you to write down a list of what and who you’re thankful for this Christmas.
A Warm Bed
Each of my Friends
& Wine (they don’t all have to be so serious!)
Share it with the people you love and encourage them to do the same, because telling someone you’re thankful for them will make that person feel much better than any material gift could.
To sum up, appreciating the love around you will make you care less about what is under the tree and more about who is around it. To me, that is what Christmas should be all about.
I’m not going to lie, I’m sad that this is my last 12 days of Christmas post! I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
I’m going to try and keep a similar schedule going with my regular posts (maybe not every other day, but a more consistent schedule than before I started 12 days of Christmas).
I really hope you all have an amazing Christmas filled with lot’s of laughs & great food with the people that mean the most to you.
Thanks for reading!