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Friday, November 28, 2008

Merry Christmas?

We all know that this time of the year is hectic and EVERYONE is stressed over family, presents, friends, dinners...etc. But think about it a little bit...

On Thursday night I went to the mall with some friends at 12 AM because we thought it'd be cool to see what its like to be at a MALL that late in the night. WELL, it was a totally different experience compared to what we thought it was going to be. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people in the mall. They were lined up outside of stores for hours and waiting just to get gifts for people.
Today, it was reported that people were KILLED because of "Christmas shopping.." Is it just me...or is this some extremely depressing news to receive?
Greed and Pride...that's what this holiday should be called. It has absolutely nothing to do with family or giving or being thankful or CHRIST anymore. It's all about making your kids "happy" or getting your husband the newest high tech gadget or getting your wife a diamond something or other. I know kids that get hundreds of dollars worth of things at Christmas and they are STILL mad about what they get. WHO DOES THAT?! why are people so stupid....

Personally, I'm not getting much this Christmas, but all of my brothers and sisters etc.. are going to be together after a possible ten years of not being together....and that's all i can really ask for. Family and actual Happiness. Joy. and just all of us being Grateful for each other. because i know we all are extremely grateful to have each other. My family means a lot, because we've all be through A LOT just to be a family.

Humanity needs a serious reality check. Maybe that's why the economy is crashing again...God told us he wouldn't flood us again..but He never said He wouldn't crash the economy again. haha...seriously though.

No one seems to notice that material things don't make them happy or full. No matter how much you GIVE someone it's not going to make them feel better.
The homeless are taken into consideration around this time of year. There are many different groups of people that try to gather food boxes and serve meals for those in need. But do you think that it's the physical gifts that make these people happy? Or just the fact that someone actually gives a shit about them for a moment in time?

People drive me crazy...
Links to news reports about holiday shopping incidents:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

People drive me crazy too. Like my husband says, "The world would be a better place if people weren't in it."

What upsets me more than the man being trampled is that people continued to step over him as he lay on the ground and then had the nerve to be angry when the store closed its doors due to the death. They complained because they "had been waiting in line for hours."


Hugs from an East Coast Mom

Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know!
people don't care anymore about anyone other than themselves. it makes you wonder what if you were the person that was getting trampled on?

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger s-p said...

Actually sometimes we are the people getting trampled on by people, or we trample on people, because we're so obsessed with ourselves that we don't see that we're running over and killing other people to get to what WE want. That guy died physically, we need to watch that we aren't doing the same thing to other people spiritually or emotionally.
It hits us hard when we read it now, but will we remember it next week? THAT is the big question.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true that homeskillet.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, Sister (er...daughter) !!!


Monday, December 01, 2008 8:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. I was just talking about that incident this morning with my engineering buddy Phil. We both felt shocked and embarrassed at how low our culture has sunk; to be so selfish and centered on things that you don't notice the people right in front of you that have waaay more value than anything you could buy. What Steve said hits home to me too. Anywho...Im looking forward to our family being together again too.

Love you Sister.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a Blessed Nativity (a little early)!

Hugs from an East Coast Mom

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 9:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you:]!!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:46:00 PM  

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