317069200_6b17301cf3Make a list of the things you wish to buy, and right next to each item ask yourself, why?

If the answer doesn’t fill your heart, perhaps you ought to be spending your money and energy doing something you really care for in life. Like a nice family meal, a walk in the park or baking some Christmas Tree sugar cookies with someone you love.

A final thought on shopping, don’t forget what really matters this holiday season, is not out there–is either in you or beside you. Take the time to notice.

“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor”. – Paul Hawken

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