I just read a post on Facebook published by Louise Hay:
“I release all that no longer serves me. I am free and light.”
Many years ago, I realized that the frantic shopping habits that are linked with Christmas did not serve me at all, so I let them go. I became freer and lighter because of that. I do not like to shop, and I do not go shopping, just to fill my time or to see what’s out there that I might like and I do not succumb to the pressure of Christmas shopping.
Shopping became a sport in our culture, and an extreme sport if we stop to think about it. Pretty much like the extreme cleaning I was telling you about in my post yesterday. Buying tones of gifts and spending money that you might not have – just because you feel the pressure of Christmas – does not enhance your life. It create stress and a financial burden.
This year might be too late to reconsider releasing all this Christmas frenzy, but do keep it in mind for next year.
So honoring Christmas again, and my friend the Grinch, here’s my little verse for today:
Christmas will come despite money spent, despite bows and ribbons and a credit card dent.