31things: Shopping

Inspired by my attempt last December and from my friend Stephanie, I’m going to try blogging each day in December — holiday themes, of course! I’m calling it “31things.” Click here for more details. Read below for today’s post.


I love the holiday season.

But I could do without the rage-filled Christmas shoppers.

I’m not sure how or when Christmas became this season that elicits such increased hateful rage at stores.

The throngs of people at stores and malls are OK to deal with, but only if people aren’t pushing and shoving.

Look at the mass chaos that is Black Friday. Shootings, pepper spray incidents, people being stomped to death (sometimes literally!).

It’s disheartening people think that gifts from a store are important enough to push shove and kill others.

I’m not certain where (maybe California?) it happened, but the woman who pepper sprayed others so she could hav a video game console this year was just awful. She taught her children that it’s OK to allow material items to become more important than love.

Christmas is NOT about crap from a store. Nothing made in China or Indonesia or even America is going to make me love somebody more. It won’t even make me love the holidays more.

I’d sooner receive no gifts and be able to spend time with friends and family. And I’m serious! I honestly do not need gifts. People ask me for a list and I make one, but I don’t need any of that stuff.

I just wish others could see that, too.