I have realized that I
In my completely selfish fashion, you know what I wish for, for Christmas? I wish that people would just pick a goddamn charity that I could donate to in their name. We have SO MUCH STUFF. We could probably all go out and buy what we want whenever we want (it's just a matter of how you rationalize it to yourself, admit it). In fact, my dad does this all the time pre-Christmas. He buys stuff before we can.
You know what? I get to do the donating biznazz online. No malls. No angry mobs. No road-ragey parking spot wars.
But in all seriousness, religious or not, if you celebrate the general concept of Christmas, isn't it all about love, sharing, giving? Do you realize that you could donate to thousands of charities out there? Or lend money to someone who wouldn't otherwise have access to funds, if you'd prefer that, like on Kiva?
BF and I started the donation thing a few years ago, and I have found that it is the only part of Christmas that makes me feel good. We buy toys for the toy drive, big bucks go to charity.
If you are struggling to make ends meet, different story. If you have kids and that Santa dude is dropping by and things have been hard this year, different story. But if you have the disposable income, please consider helping out someone else, anyone else. The Red Cross, an animal shelter, a children's organization, a hospital.
Some American ideas here
Some Canadian ideas here
|Who? Me? Why, I do declare!|
I have realized that part of my Christmas angst is people's selfishness. So I want to be lazy and get the easy way out with charities. See how
Needless to say, I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet.
[EDIT: Please don't unfollow me... I love you. lol. Back to fun(nier) tomorrow maybe?]
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