Maybe it’s part of growing up. Maybe I’m too stressed out to relax and comprehend things I want or need in my life. Maybe it’s the media’s fault for failing to persuade me into wanting anything in particular.
Whatever the reason, I can’t write up a formal list of things I want for Christmas and it’s really starting to tick off my husband.
I can recall as a kid, my sister and I would ask my Father what he wanted for Christmas. He would always reply
“All I want is to be with my family.”
Cue the eye rolling.
I think I finally get it.
I’ve never been a materialistic person. I’ve always strived to find the best bargain and ignored the buzz about name brands.
However, every year at Christmas, I’d have no problem coming up with a list of things I wanted to have or even things I needed but haven’t bought for myself for whatever reason.
This year is different.
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m now a married woman. Maybe it’s the fact that I want to start a family. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve reconciled my relationship with my father after years of not speaking.
I feel lucky. What more could I want in my life?
Sure, I could definitely find use for a Kate Spade hand bag and a matching a pair of Soft Mocs. I’m sure I’d smell lovely after using whatever Bath and Body lotion scents are available this season. I’d definitely feel relaxed after a day at the spa getting, as Drake puts it,
“nails done, hair done, everything did.”
Do I really need any of this? Will I feel better about myself? Will it make me a happier person? No. Sorry babe. I’m going to have to be difficult this year.
So, what do I want for Christmas?
My 2014 Christmas Wishlist
What I do want for Christmas is to be happy. That’s not to say I’m not happy right now, but I want to stay as happy, or happier if that’s possible, than I already am. The only way I see myself doing that is by spending time with loved ones, being kind to others, and being happy with who I am.
So, what can you do to help me stay happy over the holidays?
- Make me a home cooked dinner. Chicken noodle soup? I’m in.
- Better yet, make it a vow to cook me dinner once a week. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
- While you’re at it, feel free to take over any of my other house chores.
- Take me for a walk. I’m not a dog, but I do enjoy having company while going for a lovely evening walk.
- Try something new with me. Let’s go somewhere we’ve never been or do something we’ve never done.
- Neck massage. I’ll take that ANY day.
- Tea? I love loose leaf tea. All flavours.
- Motivate me to go to the gym. I could use a kick in the pants once and a while.
- Tell me I’m beautiful in a new way every day.
- Show me why you love me in a new way every week.
Most of all, you can stop asking me what I want for Christmas. I love you for wanting to make my dreams come true. However, the best gifts are the ones you come up with yourself. It really is the thought that counts.
What’s on Your Christmas Wishlist?
I can’t be the only one who has this problem of not knowing what they want for Christmas. However, this is the first year I’ve encountered this problem. Last year I wanted a bundle of things from camera equipment to an espresso machine.
So, share your list with me. Tell me what’s on your Christmas wishlist, materialistic or not.
I’d love to hear if there are other 20-something year olds who are in the same boat as me this year.