I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.
Within my circle of friends, many are at the age of retirement. I have been to a few parties as a way of saying, “Thanks for being there for me, hope I was there for you”.
Upon entering an office recently, I found a “Congrats” balloon in the corner. It had been in the party room of a recent retiree and had been overlooked. Someone asked if I wanted it, and I said, “Sure, I’ll put it up by my desk”. Little did I know the impact one balloon would make.
What would your children do if there were no gifts under the tree this year? Who would feel worse, you or them? Would anyone cry, rebel or retreat to their rooms to sleep off the depression and shock? Would there be a protest of sorts, children holding signs, marching in a circle, “Santa does not live here”? How guilty would you feel if you could not afford a single present this year?
With the holidays fast approaching, Black Friday right around the corner, what’s a parent to do? The same thing as the year prior or grow some and set a limit regarding gifts?