I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…or maybe you don’t celebrate so Happy Holidays to you! I myself am not a Christian so I don’t think of Christmas in the traditional sense but I do celebrate it in my own way. For me, it’s a time of giving and honoring my loved ones. I truly embrace the spirit of giving and I often get annoyed at all of the greediness that occurs around this time of year. All of the things that I truly want can’t be bought…except more vacations to Hawaii : ) I see no value in expensive hand bags, shoes or luxury cars. These items mean nothing at the end of the day. How many people will be on their death bed and think, ” Shit, I wish I had bought that Lexus or that Louis Vuitton bag.” More likely you’ll think about family, friends, and memories that make your heart sing. THIS is what life is about, NOT stuff. So when I see all of these crazy “sales” and “deals”..which often really aren’t deals at all..and people buying tons of cheap crap made in China just to have more presents to open, it turns me off to the holiday. It should be about having a nice quiet meal with those you love, maybe exchanging some thoughtful and meaningful gifts, enjoying time together and appreciating what you have. I think this gets so lost and it’s too bad. That crap you buy your kids will most likely be forgotten about in a few weeks but the memories you make with them can last a life time.
Anyway, I want everyone to take some time out over the next week and really cherish what is important…love. Every moment is precious and unique and nothing will last forever. Pets pass away as do people, relationships change and some end, people move on. So really take a moment and love the ones you’re with, embrace them and understand that you really never know how much time you’ll have.
Be the Change that You Want to See in the World!!
And I leave you with a few not so serious photos! XOXO