Monday, November 30, 2009

Material World

Christmas shopping is in full swing.  We have managed to mark over half of the items off of our gift list. When trying to decide what to buy our kids this year, we realized that the reason it is so hard to come up with something is that they have so much already.  We are so blessed in our lives in so many ways and one of those is that we have enough to be able to provide our children with many of life's unnecessary pleasures.  They even have grandparents and great-grandparents who share in spoiling them with toys and clothes.

It always hits me this time of year how lucky we really are, and while we try not to take it for granted, it still happens sometimes.  When you're out doing your shopping this year, take a moment to think of all those who are struggling with how they will feed or clothe their children instead of what to get them for Christmas.

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