I went to the Navy Exchange on December 30th
and they were putting out
stuffed animals for Valentine's Day.
I think that's crazy - (*Just sayin')
stop the madness
Are we so consumer crazy that we shop for Valentine's Day
at the "After-Christmas Sale"?
And summer clothes at Valentine's Day?
and Halloween at the 4th of July sale?
And Christmas at Halloween?
It appears that we are.
Personally, I am really trying to scale down.
(*for the record, I was at the Navy Exchange getting Michael's contacts,
not shopping for things I don't need)
Who remembers "Little House on the Prairie"?
Remember......they got a new dress for Christmas that their mother made by hand
and they wore it every Sunday to church?
And ...they also got a peppermint stick?
What happened to being
for every day needs being met?
For having food on your table?
And a roof over your head?
If you gave most American kids clothes for Christmas -
they would probably throw the box back at you.
They expect that they can have a new name-brand shirt
when you go to the mall.
So...my bottom line is this:
As you clean out closets and dressers to make room for all
your Christmas loot -
seriously consider the difference between need and want.
If you have things to get rid of -
please consider giving them to a shelter / children's home
of some kind instead of a re-sell shop.
There is need out there.
REAL need -
Three of our four foster children had never slept in a bed
before they came to live with us.
Think about it.