Holiday Spirit

by Ellie

Happy Holiday Spirit

Today I Appreciate….

  • Happy Holiday Spirit – Yesterday I had some shopping to do… not holiday shopping – just regular weekly things that we need. Normally you would not catch me in a Walmart on a Friday in December… but I needed these things – so off I went. The parking lot was crowded but as I drove up – I got a spot right near the front.

In the store it was busy – the aisles were slow getting through – all the cashiers lights were on and they were busy… But it was a happy busy. There was a cheerful buzzing throughout the store – People were smiling and exchanging pleasantries as we tried to maneuver ourselves through the cereal aisle. The cashiers were working hard – but they were all so pleasant. I actually enjoyed myself being in the store! It was the Holiday Spirit! 😀

I wish you all Happy Holidays!

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1 Maryann December 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I appreciate meeting new people and seeing how others live, what they think and their ideas.

I appreciate my life. It is very good with so many blessings every day. I have so many people who care about me. There are so many things to still learn, see and do.

I appreciate all those possibilities that are just waiting to be plucked, to be savor, to embrace. I’m not dead yet!

I appreciate yet another fabulous reading with Lynne Kuber. I’m doing a psychic fair now where Lynne is at; her readings just startle me sometimes. So much tothink about, dream and allow.

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2 Ellie December 12, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Hi Maryann
Oh – Keep appreciating your life and you will have more & more to appreciate! 😀

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3 GAY February 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

What I am sgniestugg for everyone to do this holiday season – and for every other gift-giving occasion that comes up is the following: Give consumeable gifts such as fruit, chocolate, wine or gift cards for morning coffee from places such as Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme Donuts and from local Bagel stores and the like. In addition, to give gift cards for a manicure or in small amounts to Target or other all-inclusive type of store for a great selection when redeeming. A family gift card to Hollywood Video/Blockbuster or a pizzeria would also make very welcome gifts. As a Teaching Assistant I really appreciate Dunkin' Donuts and Barnes & Noble or Borders or Target — it's a real treat that lasts for weeks as I can go once a week to pick up a muffin or donut and when I really want to treat myself to adding a new book on photography to my collection.As far as Family goes: spending time with people having spaghetti or wine & cheese or dessert is much more enjoyable than running ragged trying to find a $10 gift that really falls short of what you would love to give to them. Going together to a museum, walking the boardwalk, going to a community activity are all so worthwhile and very low cost.With teens it's a little more challenging as their "toys" are very high-cost with technology being in demand for their needs today. Suggest that they pick out a few ideas on the low end and then ask that everyone contribute to a savings jar so that money can be saved up to reach the goal of replacing an old TV with a 36" LCD or HD tv — no stress of using credit — just delaying the immediate gratification impluse:).Little children, less is really more — especially when you may have several relatives presenting them with gifts that will keep the celebrating going!!I truly believe that most of us in the middle class need to pay down all our credit card/equity debt and keep saving until we have reached a minimum of 4 months of total living expenses in a safe bank account. The recession really hit us very hard and it started at least 3 years ago. It has swept us into such financial distress that we need to regain our footing. This is so important for our children who will inherit the problems that have been created and aggravated over the past couple of years. It's their future we need to be concerned with too!!We are struggling with which direction to take: debt consolidation;debt reduction;mortgage remodification;going back to school to improve job prospects;looking for better paying jobs;adding a part-time job;as well as cutting back on everything — especially food/household expenses/haircuts/driving less and using less all over!!!!This is not easy and we are plenty worried about it 24/7…..

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