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Four Things

I saw a picture referencing the holidays with an idea of four gifts. The four items were - something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.  The thought behind the idea was to have less spending, consumerism, and more gratitude. I found this a refreshing idea. A little less commercialism as well as less stress appeals to me and hopefully after reading this it will to you too.

The idea of four gifts got me thinking about all the things we do from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. It’s a whirlwind of non-stop activity where we race from one event to another. I have many acquaintances that moan when someone states it is only so many days until Christmas. It has become a time to shop, cook, go to events, travel and much more. Many are left exhausted, depressed, and in debt.

What can we do to ease the tension and expectations, so we can enjoy the season? One way may be to continue the four-item theme with everything connected to the months between November an…