Tuesday, December 22, 2015
ELMER'S HAS GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
This is what I think got to Marilyn. She still has Christmas shopping to do. Hasn't sent out the Christmas cards. Didn't get the cookie recipes on here. Time is passing by. What shall she do?
I am going to tell you what I told her. STOP. Take time to get a nice cup of tea or coffee (like someone said), get comfortable in her recliner, get her Bible and read about Christ's Birth. I know she knows the Lord.
If the Christmas Cards don't get sent out - does anyone really care? They will look at them and then toss them in the garbage unless they are like Anna is. She saves cards from one year to the next and makes Christmas Cards out of the old Christmas Cards.
Try to get your close friends a gift. It is our way, to give someone a gift. If your friend should not get a gift, would they really be upset? If they are, they aren't a close friend. We don't give several gifts for one person. Sometimes, we buy more than one gift for a child, but not very often. Anna always makes or buys a few extra gifts. That way, we have an extra gift if we need one. She will be out looking around the Monday after Christmas in a store or two. Also, will be planning for next years Christmas gifts she makes. Anna never waits until the last minute for Christmas gifts. She starts making next years gifts after this years Christmas.
Christmas Recipes would have been nice on here this year, but everyone understands. We will try to do better next year. Jean, Anna, and Emma are going to start next years recipes this year so we won't have the same problem next year. Actually, it's really not Marilyn's fault that they are not here. With the wedding, Jean couldn't do it. Anna and Emma, had church things come up. So don't blame Marilyn. In fact, so far, no one has complained.
Have had people tell me they couldn't give money to charity this time of year. Christmas should be all year around. People get food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If they are hungry at Thanksgiving time and Christmas time - then they must be hungry all year around. After the Christmas, we sometimes forget that there still hungry people in the world. You can give to your charity anytime of year.
Also, if you can't afford a gift for someone, maybe doing something for them can replace it. Offer to give them a ride, help them clean their home, help plant their spring garden, shovel their snow and more. People sometimes need more physical help that they need pretty gifts.
I see pins saying: "Jesus, is the reason for the season." But, Jesus is not just for this season. He is for all year around - every year around. He not only was born for us, but He also died for us.
Elmer and Anna