Happy Holidays! Have you started shopping for your Christmas presents? Me, I have. There were so many expenses for this yuletide season. Two weeks ago, my mother and I shopped for new things as my Christmas gifts for them, my family. I bought Mama new sandals, new shirts for Papa, new rubber shoes and new clothes for my younger siblings. Everything was new. And they are all worthy to receive my fair share of blessings. God has been so good and faithful to me this year. I owe Him everything.
I also started buying presents for my God-children. Yes, God-children; Lovely children. I also bought gifts for my baby cousins. I will give all of those gifts on Christmas Day. I’m sure they will all love it. I don’t want to give cash to them. Giving cash is effortless. Effort is priceless and the heart upon giving matters.
Last December 18th, my boyfriend and I bought his Dad an eyeglass as our Christmas-Birthday gift to him. For a long time, his dad was using an eyeglass that was not his eye grade.
Last December 13th, my Papa celebrated his 43rd birthday. My sister Ellaine and I bought him a cake and an 18” Greenwich pizza. Another joyful day this month as God blessed my dad another year to be with us.
Of course, I won’t forget to give something for myself. Another wish granted and another thing scratched out from my wish list. Last Saturday, I bought a Canon IXY Digital camera. It’s actually a third-hand one, and I was able to buy it for a lower cost, but it’s still a good camera. Canon cameras are really good. I just really need one this time because I want my Christmas moments with my family and friends be captured. I am just excited for the things to come.
Let’s not forget to always seek the Giver and not the gift. And in everything, give thanks. As 2010 ends, let’s think about how God gave us presents, blessings, love, protection and guidance.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all!