RACHEL'S LIST OF THINGS TO
DO DURRING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
1. GIVE PEOPLE SWEETS.
Truth: Nobody wants them. They really don't want them. Really. There are too many and people are trying to loose weight anyway. So forget it and get them an ornament, gift card or candle! Most people anymore just want some of your time, not any last minute gifts.
NO ONE should hate you if you don't get them a gift. So stop worrying, relax and actually have fun at the Christmas parties you go to. Practice your time management BEFORE Christmas comes around. Please. It's just common sense. I really have to eat my words on this one.
3. FEEL OBLIGED TO GIVE SOMEONE A GIFT
No. If you really loved them, you'd get them a Christmas gift in July just because. The obliged feeling just creates stress for you, which the other person wouldn't want you to go through. And guys, it's just a gift, not the only thing your friendship depends on.
4. LEAVE A THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION TO GO BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING
I'm not saying that all people who go Black Friday shopping are ungrateful, but it makes me wonder if you leave your family early. Then again, knowing some families....ah, never mind...
Some people will point out the "giving" in Thanksgiving, but giving a part of yourself, investing in others, and giving your time is more precious than ANYTHING ELSE you can give.
Too bad I posted this after Thanksgiving....
5. JUST SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS
It's No. Big. Deal. It is what it is. Christmas. Nobody can stop that just by not saying it.