I love Christmas. The strings of colorful lights… the tree decked out with 20 years of keepsake ornaments… the food (especially chocolate!) What I don’t love is the commercialized nature of Christmas. I don’t “buy” into the need for the latest expensive gadget or the need to rack up a credit card balance that I will be paying on through Independence Day (oh, the irony!)
I decided to have some fun (my 14-year-old said that couldn’t be done!) and share my cats-view of Christmas through more photos of some of my kitties. So, if you don’t like cats… or Christmas… or humor, then this isn’t the post for you 🙂
This time of year, just a few shopping days til Christmas, stores perpetuate the need to shop by opening their doors 24-hours a day. I imagine at this point, if you’re still convinced that the joy of Christmas can be put on a credit card, things might get a little “strained.” <groan>
Sometimes we’re too focused on the next “to-do” that we don’t realize the “purr-fect” gift is right under our noses… perhaps our time is more valuable than anything we can buy?
I’m guilty of looking for some sense of control in a world that feels so out of control, but it gets to the point I give up, and accept that all the pieces may not come together as I planned.
Now, by give up, I don’t mean that I cease to care about anything. It’s more about weighing the best use of my time. So, instead of joining the masses spending money, I stay in and organize something, write something, or go for a hike. I could also choose to enjoy the kitties, or load the dishwasher… or in this case, both!
Whatever your views of the holiday season, I think we can all agree that when it gets too much, it’s nice to take a break… to stay in bed late and seek out our inner cat.