It’s that time of the year….the stress of holiday shopping. I remember all throughout my childhood, my mother always got a second job during the holiday season. Every year, she’d get off from her full-time job and drive directly over to her part-time job. She’d work all night, every night, simply to save up extra money to buy gifts for the family. She and many people we know tend to put themselves under so much stress during this time of the year. While these selfless acts definitely don’t go unnoticed, sometimes we need to take a moment to find the root of our motive:
A lot of people will work twice as hard for a season to please their loved ones with material items. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with buying gifts, but we should remember that gifts don’t make the holidays. With all of these ‘Black Friday door-busters’ and Christmas sales that start immediately after Thanksgiving, sometimes we can’t help but feel as though we’re missing out on a good deal. Trust when I say, you’re mother will still love you if you don’t get her that kitchenware set on discount at Macy’s (haha). If you don’t have the funds, there’s no reason to pressure yourself into buying fancy and expensive gifts for everyone you know. A simple, yet sincere gift can still demonstrate the time and effort we make to show the people we love that we care about them.
Have a wonderful holiday season ladies!
by Ashley Cottrell