And so the holiday season officially starts. What does that mean for you? For many people, it usually means the beginning of holiday shopping. For some of us, this year will be different. We will have to think twice about spending money on lots of gifts. And for some, it will not even be a matter of thinking twice; it will just be impossible.
How will you react to not having as much disposable income this year? Will you feel deprived? Or will you just tighten your belt, put your head down and try to get through this financially tough time?
Remember that gifts are not always things purchased from stores. The best gift someone receives from you might well be your compassion and giving of yourself. Remember that you are a part of the greater community of humankind. And even more importantly, you and all of your faith and belief are gifts from God.
No matter what your financial situation is, focus on what the upcoming holidays are really about. Whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other custom, I urge you to approach the holiday season with hope and joy.
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