Retailers are whining and the Herald has taken on the role of nanny-state, telling us it is our social responsibility but more stuff and to take on more consumer debt. It’s called economics, apparently. So, get out there and spend, people.
What are you, socialists?
Anyhoo, that’s pretty much me for the year. We’re going to take turns as duty poster, doing a post every day or two over the holidays. Unless anything huge comes up, I’ll see youse in a few weeks.
Enjoy the holidays, let’s hope the summer weather picks up.
Ignore the exhortations to spend, spend, spend. Life shouldn’t be about trying to own lots of stuff and Christmas shouldn’t be about giving and receiving lots of stuff.
Whether you’re Christian and into the whole redemptive story of Jesus or, like me, welcome the opportunity to spend some time with the family and be nice to each other, Christmas is a chance to remember our better side. We can take the time to be thoughtful and generous to each other. We can take the time to live life in its essential simplicity. It’s not all about getting more more more. It’s about experiencing living while you can and trying to do what you can to improve the lives of others.