As I was wrapping some gifts in preparation for a holiday party, one of my co-workers commented that the gifts looked lavish [they were not] and that the holidays have become just another reason to consume. I understand that perspective and acknowledge that not everyone is fortunate enough to buy holiday gifts for their friends and family.
My family is from a very humble background and despite enjoying a comfortable lifestyle now, I still appreciate the simple things. There was a time when I did not have food in the fridge, a roof over my head, money in the bank or change in my pocket. That’s why the following statement is so impactful to me.