Lately I've been thinking about what makes me happy...I've spent time telling everyone what I want for Christmas and listening to what they want, but I am trying to figure out what makes me happy.
On my wish list...
Comfy Sweatshirts for the LONG winter
Southern Plate Cookbook
A Massage from Dolce
THIS awesome necklace
My shopping list isn't bad either, but I can't share it...just in case Keith ever stops by to read the blog!
With all the hustle and bustle of shopping and buying I've been focusing on who gets what and why. I'm still really focused on basing our Christmas around homemade gifts of love but I feel this pull of buying gifts too. The way I've defended this to myself is by making sure I'm not just buying stuff. I'm actually putting thought and consideration into the gifts I'm buying. Some of them are cheaper and some are more expensive but I figure it all balances out in the end and each gift is bought because I think the recipient will like it, not because I have an obligation to buy for them.
After looking at my wish list though, I won't deny that opening those gifts and having them will make me happy but what really makes me happy is knowing that my husband is spending hours working on Hadley and Lydia's big gift and that I'm working hard on their other gifts. We are putting a labor of love into each gift they are getting, whether they are homemade or bought with love, each gift has thought behind it.
What really makes me happy is that we strive to make each other happy. We devote time together, enjoying each other. We eat dinner together, pray before meals, read books, watch TV, and snuggle together and that's what REALLY makes me happy. So, this Christmas, whether all or none of my wish list gifts are under the tree I know I will be happy! I am loved and that makes me happy! My family loves me, my friends love me, and my savior loves me and that makes me HAPPY! Merry Christmas!