“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time
with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts
is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” -Harlan Miller
Quite an interesting quote by Harlan Miller and I believe the thought to be factual. There are those that do not know how to show their love or put their love into words; therefore they use the giving of gifts as a way to express their feelings. Hopefully, the feelings are sincere and there is not the intent for gainful recognition.
If a person’s feelings are sincere, is that such a bad thing? At least an effort is being made and the thought is there. I am not necessarily condoning that we should go haywire buying gifts. It is my opinion, the commercialization of Christmas seems to be already out of control.
However, there are those that put their heart and soul into their selection of gifts. It is quite meaningful to them to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. There is special care taken in gift selections so as to please the recipients. I would venture to guess there are hopes their showing of love, by bestowing gifts, will bring them love in return.
Showing love is not easy as for some as it is for others, and if giving gifts is their way to show love, then so be it.
Our perception of this time of the year most likely differs from one person to another, depending on many many variables. Personally, I like to think of Christmas as a magical time of the year. I thought that way as a child, and I think that way now. Um, I no longer believe in Santa – shhh!
I found another quote, by Harlan Miller, which I love this quote and want to share it with you.
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” Harlan Miller
Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
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