You should want more for Christmas
I am a grown up who still makes birthday and Christmas lists.
I'd like to tell you it's because I'm so thoughtful and I want to help my loved ones save time--that I don't want to be one of those people who's "SO HARD TO SHOP FOR."
But the truth it, I just like getting stuff. I really do.
It's not that I'm that materialistic (ask my family, I can't bring myself to buy new socks when I need them). The thrill I get from a gift is when, upon opening something, I'm immediately flooded with the thought that someone, sometime before this moment, thought about me enough to browse-and-buy or run an errand or wrap a package or write a card. That act of service speaks my love language.
Whether you aren't much for gift exchanges or you still can't sleep the night before a Hanukkah or Christmas gift frenzy, I think you should want...more. I think you should get a little greedy.
This might not sound like a very spiritual pursuit, but much of my work centers around the concept that the greatest regrets and disappointments in life don't come from not getting what's on your Christmas list, but it comes from not wanting enough for yourself.
I will post every day leading up to Christmas (though I'm writing so people tracking a different tradition this month might also get a lot out of this content)
My goal? You will want (and get) more this year in just 4 minutes a day.
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