So now that my tree is up I feel more in the Christmasy spirit. I should feel that way all year long, but sometimes it can be challenging giving to others when you don't have much yourself. My oldest daughter's friend was over last night visiting and I was making my specialty for dinner--spaghetti casserole. Pasta with melted cheese on top, spaghetti sauce mixed throughout. It really was quite delicious. Anyhoo, at his house there was "commotion" (a lot of swearing and arguing) so they went to my house. I made dinner and instead of making my daughter's friend go home at dinnertime like I usually do, I let him stay. I fed him some of my casserole and fruit cocktail and he stayed for about a half hour more then went home.
|Not my picture of spaghetti casserole. Google image helped. ;)|
I don't remember everything I got for Christmas as a kid. I remember the memories, the activities we did together. Every year, we almost always found a family less fortunate then us to pack a meal box for, and wrap some toys for Christmas. Then we snuck on over, placed the goodies on their doorstep and ran and hid. I remember the giving heart my parents taught me to have. That's what I want to teach my kids. And you can do that even when you don't have a TON of money this year.
You can't buy me with presents. I don't care about the latest gadget or toy.
I want to make sure my kids grow up right with a kind and giving heart.
Selfishness leads to loneliness eventually. Nobody wants to be with a selfish person.
This year I'm making the memories that count this year for Christmas. I'm giving of myself to my kids and to others.
P.S. Hey psst. You still around? I know, I know I wasn't funny this time around. I got all serious on you guys. Well sometimes I do that. But most of the time this blog is a funny blog. Every now and then, I'll get on my soapbox and tell y'all some stuff I've learned, but most of the time, I'm funny.
P.P.S. In the works...a video is being made for a friend that needs VOTES badly. It will be up later. BE on the look out. OK?