Thursday, November 29, 2012

The joy and sorrow of holiday stress!!


Ok let me give a special shout out to my dearest friends that came up with the topic for today which is a great one!!!! Shout-out to The Music Wives of Birmingham...you know who you are!!  I love you lovely ladies.....:-)

Ok!  Everybody know what time of the year it is now:  the time of the year where people go bankrupt; robberies are happening left and right; money is moved from one account to another to it finally being none left; and people forgetting what the real reason of the season is for.  Now, I will admit that I used to be caught up in the whole shopping madness thing especially on "Black Friday"! Yes I wanted that sales price and yes I was out there in the crowd.  BUT, as I got older and wiser, I learned better.  I started asking myself have I told God thank you for blessing me with the ability to purchase or better yet see another Christmas. You know it is really about Him! But I have never gotten in a fight or anything that would make me look embarassed about something that really is not worth it.

Stressing over money around this time of year is not worth starting the new year off broke!  Think about this:  Christmas is one day out of 365 days in a year.  Your spouse and children live with you everyday out the year. That particular item you dying to be is going to be outdated in a couple of months ESPECIALLY items regarding the iPod, iPhone, and of course the iPad.  So is it really worth it? People stress out this time of the year so badly they really can't enjoy. Then when January comes, you want to look sad longed face because you don't have any money to pay the bills.  If you didn't have the money to get it before Christmas, why break yourself and your account(s) to get it for one day??? Hey the light, gas, mortgage, car note, insurance bills don't stop on the holidays.  Even though the companies are closed...their system is not!

Now there is a joy that you can experience during this time of the year.  The birth of Jesus Christ; Love; Peace; Happiness; Thankfulness; and so much.  If you don't try all of these this time of the year, try at least one and I promise you will be glad you did. Also, why not try to help others that don't have? I'm not saying go out and buy a whole load of items to give to them.  Feed them...invite them into a warm room...give a hug and a smile.  You will be amazed what will happen and how you would feel afterwards.  If you're a busy mom/wife, make it a PRIORITY to spend time with them while you're of from work.  No emails, no cell phones, no iPads/Tablets; just plain old Love and Fun!

They say some things you Judy don't have control over, well spending and stressing you have TOTAL CONTROL over. Keep in mind what the holiday season of really about!!!

Happy Holidays to each of you and your family.  May God continue to bless you and your home!

SMOOCHES!!!!
P.S. If you come across a typo, sorry.  I did this from my phone!  :-)


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