“Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store.” Dr. Seuss
I probably shouldn’t babysit and write.Although a blanket, trolley and shoes are providing entertainment right now.
So, Christmas and Co.
The Co. part stands for Company. That is the commercial aspect of Christmas which has been with us since the 1880’s. That’s the part the Grinch in me detests because that’s not what Christmas is about, right?
What is motivating / demotivating about Christmas is the thoughts that spring to mind. These are mostly based on past Christmas’ and the ads you’re seeing on TV and in your letterbox. It’s a time when the those who can feel the need to spend. And those you can’t wonder how they will face their kids in the morning.
Luckily for New Zealand our Christmas is in Summer and some amazing experiences can be had for free. But do we take advantage of them, or cop out and just buy the presents?
This is the first year in the history of Spike I won’t be manning the phones or doing the work. That is amazing for me. Real progress. I’m actually going to be able to have a break. Uh oh. Now what …..
With that I wish you a Happy Christmas and I trust you can get out there and take advantage of whatever your town, City or Country has to offer.
Have a great week, and, read a book.
Three things that inspired me this week.
11 X-mas Gifts That Can Change Your Life (Or Save Your Ass) – read
Jody Jelas’ personal weight loss tricks – watch [Jody really put herself out there for this one.] Drift Shifters goes global after CBD skidfest – read [This is HUGE. Kiwi ingenuity well-presented and scalable].