Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday

Setting a goal to accomplish what YOU CAN DO is the way to go.

It is so good to see that others will delight in an attitude of gratitude.  If that goal be met within us as well as within our children, our mates; that is the wealth. Nothing is a bemoaning want when we are happy and appreciative for what we have.

With my small ones it is a bit more of a challenge. The budget set they have few gifts for the wish list was particularly expensive. One gift each it was what they desired. So budget spent. It will be an interesting year of maturity for them both I think. I love my boys attitude however. He has it right, "Spending time with family and it would be cool to get a gift" 

I have always had a bit of issue with this wish list thing. My take on it is... if I do not know you well enough that I need to ask you what you might like for Christmas...
well isn't the real gift required more to take the time to love you well enough not to have to ask.

We have our kids make out a wish list...weird to me.  We call our friends at birthdays and ask "what is the child into"?. This generation of expectation where nothing is good enough unless it is just what
'we want to get'?
That is the effect I think of the Madison Ave. advertizment.
Commercialism at its peak.
What ever happened to the maturity, the gratitude to accept with a grateful heart anything offered. The old...
"its the heart of the giver not the gift that really matters"?
It's the presentation that can give the simplified gift a wonderful moment. 
In that moment of care shown in the wrap one with character can see that you care about what you are giving them. In that moment is shown if we have raised our kids well.
If we ourselves raise our self up to a standard of acceptance, gratitude and humility.

I got a call last night to make a fast $100 for two hours consultation tonight! So now I can get a gift for hubby (a new lunch box). See this is something I know he want's or needs. Something that can make his life easier. The kids want to give each other a gift.  So I can share a bit of my earnings with each to get each other a small gift. See that is their heart, to give to each other.

 Tackles for today here at the house is sewing, cooking and an appointment to get the prescription for my hearing aides. That is what I really want and need. To be able to hear my family, friends and the fellows met along the road.

Have we all become too preoccupied with our self that we need to asked for a list of what matters to those around us. In my opinion.
The sewing machine is warming up :)

Offer up your heart no matter the 'gift' if it is not accepted than really your expensive gift will be all of what receives that accolade;
not who and what you as an individual has to give
Remember to recieve in like matter the heart of any one who might love enough to give.
I would rather have nothing than to receive pretense or perceived expectation.

What do you think?


Susie said...

Good luck with those tackles:-)

Annette said...

I always ask my children what they want, cause they're style in things change from month to month, but I agree with you, I am very thankful for what ever I get, to know someone took the time to think about ME when they where out shopping, but then again I'm a sucker for gift cards, LOVE'EM, I hold onto those things until I see a great deal on something I want, but then again, that person thought of me when they purchased it....I enjoyed your post " Happy Thanksgiving & receiving of love" I am thankful for you and your friendship and the receiving of love when you think of me, or pray for me when it's been put on your heart, GOD works through this blog world....


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