Sunday, December 7, 2008

Blessing in disguise?

I drew this quick sketch the other day while watching the news and hearing about all the hardships people across the country are facing this Christmas season. For many people it's going to be a hard one. People are forced to scale back their holiday buying and gift giving. The ironic thing is, for me, the economic collapse is really causing me to focus more on why I celebrate this holiday. It's not about buying, or getting the best, most expensive gifts. I remember hearing my grandma tell me how joyful it was to receive an orange in her stocking on Christmas morning, and I hear the same types of stories from my wife's grandpa. Just something to think about.

If you want to know why I celebrate this season just ask (or watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas". It's on tomorrow night at 8pm!! Yay!!)


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Benton said...

Great point! I agree 100%

ARrrrrr said...

So true. I saw a news segment on how some families couldn't afford "necessities" such as Christmas presents. Presents are wonderful, but I'd take my awesome family over presents any day. Well, my family and a good IPA over presents at least.