Saturday, September 3, 2011

Where I am at

This is where I am at.

We have FAR too much.

Way more than we need.

If there is one thing that this storm has taught me it is that I don't want to be attached to material things.  I am ashamed to admit that my children have toys that are just stuffed into bins and never touched; heck, I have things that are put away and never touched.  That money could have been used for so many better things...we have been excessive with material luxuries while others are without basic needs.  I want my girls to understand this.  I don't want them to grow up influenced by society's emphasis on material things.  I have always abhorred the whole "he who dies with the most toys wins" philosophy.  I don't want my girls to value themselves based on what they have, but rather on who they are.

We have made a decision.  This Christmas will be simple.  Just a few gifts and many donations to people and foundations that need it more than we do.

We have been blessed.  It is time we spread the love.