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Thursday, December 24

Celebrate Christmas in the spirit of The Three Kings

Christmas is upon us once again after a very tough year for many people.   And while economists worldwide have declared that the recession is behind us,  most of us feel like we deserve a gold star just for making it through somewhat intact.

One positive lesson that the recession has told us that while living life to the limit is good... living life to your credit card(s) limit is bad. We have learned the hard way to appreciate people and relationships more and "just things" less...even beautiful designer things on sale.

Consider The Three Kings, they were very learned men, strangers to each other that embarked on a long journey with only a star to guide them.  Their reward for such a quest of faith was  be able to witness a miracle and then present symbolic gifts (not designer layettes) to baby Jesus.

As you gather around the tree opening gifts, please take a moment to cherish your friends and family.  It is a blessing just to be together. Hug the loved ones that are near you and call ones are far away.

Having that said, I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.

Alicia "aka" Fashiona  


Gargantua said...

Christmas for many people around the world was considerably smaller than it had been in previous years. But a small Christmas does not necessarily mean a bad one. Thank you for reminding us of the Three Kings and the message that the best things in life do not necessarily come wrapped in pretty paper.

cornyman said...

I don't believe the recession is behind us... it's just the kind of speech the economists want us to believe (especially before Christmas time).

You can see it like a call to buy again more things for Christmas (as the recession seems to be over). Too much manipulation going on in the media about this and that.

And like you and Gargantua mentioned we should go back to the basics of Christmas, even smaller presents can make other persons happy and satisfied, doesn't have to be designer clothes or the newest iPhone ;)

A CMF Spiky :)

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Thanks for your comments. I am touched. I certainly love spending money on pretty things but like a lot of my readers I have MUCH less spending money then in years past.

Tough times are the best times to be grateful for what you do have and what really matters. As Suze Orman says: People First, Then Money, Then Things!!

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