Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Busy Busy...

Christmas time.. a time that is suppose to be for relaxing and enjoying the company of your family and friends.  NOT.  I find that Christmas has become a huge money making event for the retain industry.  How sad that people are hurt, mauled, or sometimes even killed over material items.  Where are we as a people?? What happened to the true meaning of Christmas?? Where did we turn that corner and head the opposite direction??  Don't get me wrong ... I love Christmas.. I always have.  But this year I noticed that as I was doing my everyday shpping, the items around me reproduced.  The music over head changed to Christmas music.  Those little "gifts" like the hot cocoa sets and beard trimmers started showing up in October.  You know those things you don't even know exist until the Christmas season roles around.  With a big sigh, I vowed to NOT shop this year, but as Christmas day is getting closer, I feel the pressure.  HURRY!  Gotta finish that LAST MINUTE shopping... ugh.  I also noticed that people lose all sense of civility.  I was coming out of a store last week, and this lady literally ran me over just to get inside..... and it wasn't even Black Friday.  Something else that is difficult to understand, is the gift giving of "friends and family" whom you see maybe once a year....because you have to.  What's with that??  If I never buy another Christmas gift it will be ok with me...
The bottom line is..... Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
Sorry for my attitude, but honestly, we have lost that focus.