I have been thinking more about finances while I have been working out in the woods. On a previous entry, I didn’t mean to come across like I had all the answers to Christmas and presents. I want to think that ‘my ideas’ are the good, and then I realize that everyone thinks ‘their ideas’ are the best (or they would not have them), Because no one sets out to self destruct, unless they are mentally missing something.
(Above is a tree decorated with Christmons. Shirl sewed everyone of them. I believe they are on display this year at the Historical House in Belmont, That is Jim with Shirl we lost Jim a few years back, sure miss him!)
There are people who are comfortable with credit. They have always had it and expect to continue to use it until they die. If they can live like that and be happy, what business is it of mine? NONE!
I have always thought that everyone should own their home, but I have learned in the years that I have built and sold houses, that not everyone CAN own a home. Many folk must have someone to repair their dwelling and when they decide to buy, they do not realize that now they are responsible to fix the leaky spigot or replace the rusty gutter, or heaven forbid, the roof leaks because the shingles are 25 years old. If the owner hasn’t been able to put the money back for repairs, they end up owing a BIG bill for roofing. That alone can be a back breaker.
We have always tried to practice debt-free living before we ever heard the ‘catch phrase’, So after fifty years of accumulating bills, you can’t all of a sudden decide to live debt free, I tend to forget that. So just because we do not buy everyone Christmas presents, doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do for other folk. Since most folks have so many ‘things’ we give the money that we would otherwise have spent on a toy, gift, etc. Presents go to our sons and their children. When we had parents, we gave to them.
Giving is great, and I know you that give are rewarded by the smiles, hugs and thanks. It is the season to give without expecting something in return. It is a time of love and renewing family ties. So of course you will enjoy Christmas in the manner you always have. We will enjoy it the way we have grown accustomed to. LET’S ENJOY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR; it is time to celebrate the Birth of Christ. So as the angels sang, we should now repeat it, “Joy to the World, the Lord has come, let earth receive the KING”.
Thanks for coming this way.
Note from a child to God: