did any of you have the opportunity to watch
the Christmas devotional last night?
i watched blips. in and out of wrestle fights with mr. schroeder.
president uchtdorf said something that made me think twice. or three times.
i am truly excited to see how excited my family and friends are.
i love to spoil them.
i always try and let them know that my gift came from the heart,
took a lot of thinking,
& spoil them silly.
uchtdorf said this:
"sometimes people even get to the point where they can't receive a gift or,
for that matter,
even a compliment without embarrassment or feelings of indebtedness.
they mistakenly think that the only acceptable way to respond to receiving a gift
is by giving back something of even greater value."
it's not that i am ungrateful when i receive a gift.
but i most definitely immediately think i need to get them something as well.
for example: we have a family friend who is the sweetest lady ever.
she is constantly outdoing everyone else.
she gives the nicest gifts.
she doesn't have much.
but she gives greater.
mr. schroeder and i want to buy her an expensive photo for christmas.
i am always wanting to spoil her. why?
because she is always spoiling everyone else.
the quote above might mean something completely different to someone else.
but this Christmas season,
i am going to focus more on what truly matters,
the meaningful gifts,
not the costs or size.