A beautiful reminder that in “these final discount holiday shopping days” that Christmas is about being a part of the story not rushing past it:
So what are you doing running from the freezing parking lot into a anxiously crowded mall to look for a sweater that someone won’t wear?
Use the money instead to make a donation to an organization like Heiffer International who helps low income farmers and their families or an organization that provides clean drinking water in third world countries or your local food bank or shelter.
It takes less than 10 minutes which means you’ll have extra time to spend with your family around the dinner table or baking cookies with your children or telling Christmas stories or worshipping God.
And trust me, it’s much better than getting high blood pressure waiting in line with anxious sweaty people to buy the latest fandangle bajangle flooey that in a month no one will give a hooey about.
Be a conspirator and enter the story.