12/3/17 – Dr. Marcia Pearce – MONEY AND THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – IT’S ALL GOOD.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
– – Mahatma Gandhi
Is there some kind of war going on, between the so-called ‘materialism of money’, and the oft longed for feelings of quieter, simpler times?
Is money becoming the ruler of our Christmas gifting decisions?
Is “Well, it only comes once a year” a good enough excuse for participating in, but no longer enjoying what used to be a loving, fun, even sacred time?
“If we can make it through December . . . we’ll be alright” was Merle Haggard’s wail. Well, No, No, and No!
There’s a far more truthful way to think about both money and the meaning of Christmas, that can give us back our joy and peace of mind.
Harlan Miller in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ writes: “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmastime, with the endless, unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts, is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words”.
Let’s change that!