Today, one of my brothers went Christmas shopping. There are 4 lists that have been made: mine, my sister’s, my niece’s, and my nephew’s. Oh, there’s a fifth one, my brother-in-law’s. But, my brother is shopping for me, our sister, niece and nephew today.
So, hopefully if he can find stuff for everyone to give everyone else in the family, I will be done shopping for four people, and will be shopping for 1 or two more people, another brother and my brother-in-law.
The brother that went shopping for everyone, usually gets several presents, and we all decide what we want to give everyone, and pay him for the presents. Which is nice. I don’t necessarily have to actually go out to find gifts for some of my family members.
I might also get something for my cats this Christmas, as well. They are part of the family, and deserve something every once in a while.
I am actually looking forward to the holidays this year. The last couple of years, I wasn’t too into it like I was before, because of a family thing. But this year, I am doing better and really looking forward to Christmas. I can’t wait to see my family, and hopefully friends as well.
I already shopped for my dad a couple weeks ago, ordering him a Stephen King book. I got him a present already because he has a clipping on the fridge about the new book, so I figured I’d get it for him. I got it on Saturday, and it’s all wrapped up and ready to go.
Ever since the family thing a couple years ago, my perspective on the holidays has changed drastically. I used to be focused mainly on the presents and food, but now I’m focusing more on family, memories, and the true meaning of the holidays. Which is nice. I mean, I love getting presents, but the holidays are not about the presents.
It’s about family, memories, giving, and the true meaning of Christmas. And I needed what happened to me two years ago to truly realize that. Which I am actually thankful for. So, for the most part, I’m happy, and really looking forward to the holidays. I just wish it could be a little different. But I’m not going to complain.
The holidays are not for complaining, and feeling bad about what happened in the past. It’s about happiness and looking to the future. And the present, of course.
No matter what holiday you celebrate, or if you don’t celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful holiday/season.
Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.