Raising a family of 6 on a budget, I understand the stress that Christmas can create, a time when we feel the urge to overdo everything: gifts, parties, meals, and decorations. Of course, all of these activities and preparations cost money and can distract everyone from the real reason for the season.
I would like to take this moment to wish all of you amazingly wonderful people, who use part of your precious time to visit me here at SimplyChronicallyIll, a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healing New Year!
Thank you for being such supportive, kind and encouraging people that allow me to see the best that humans have to offer. It is such an honor to be part of the WP bloggers.
I will return in February when I look forward to seeing all of you again. Please remember to be kind to yourself and each other, this world can be a brutal place and you may be the only kindness someone experiences.
“Imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”
During the holiday season, we tend to spend time reflecting on upon our past. There is something about the music, the lights, the gathering of friends and family and religous services that can send our minds straight back to when we were a child or those special moments shared with a significant other.
Despite the societal push to buy, buy, buy, when I think about past holidays I rarely remember the gifts, but instead the emotions I felt during the celebrations.
I have always found it much more enjoyable to give gifts and watch a person’s face light up as the package is unwrapped. As the old saying goes, it is much better to give then to receive and I have always believed this to be true.
So my question for all you amazing people this week is, What gift have you given that still makes you smile when you think about it?
Thank you for taking the time to comment…..
” I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.”
A warm hello to you today, thank you for stopping by for a visit.
In this post I am asking a question for more personal reasons. Due to my multiple chronic illnesses, I unfortunately spend a lot of time watching movies. Even if I am not actually watching movies, I have them playing in the background as I go about my day as I use them as a distraction.
So my question is, What is your favorite holiday movie?
Thank you for responding, I am hoping to discover one movie that I have not yet seen!
Thanks again for stopping by. Please know that each one of you are in my thoughts and I have prayed that today is treating you well and bringing you smiles.
It is that beautiful time of year again when we celebrate Advent, the time we prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of Jesus.
Raising a family of 6 on a budget, I understand the stress that Christmas can create, a time when we feel the need to overdo everything, gifts, parties, meals, decorations…….but all of this costs money and can distract from the real reason of the season.
“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.” ~ Benjamin Bratt
As the holidays are fast approaching, the subject of food tends to be pushed to the forefront. We start to think about or plan what we would like to eat during the holiday celebrations. Even if we do not celebrate the holidays, the cooler weather, at least here in the North Hemisphere, makes us think about comfort foods.
Being chronically ill, you tend to think a lot about food (or maybe it is just me). Many of us are on special diets and encouraged to suck down endless supplements and medicines while dreaming of being able to eat a gluten and dairy filled pizza (or maybe that is just me too!)
My question for the week is, what food is your go to when you want to eat something that adds a little cheer to your life?
Thank you for sharing! Who knows, you may just “find” your new favorite food.
The Holidays, even if you budget for them, have a way of putting a strain on your wallet. While my kids were younger, I worked very hard to make sure they didn’t notice our limited budget by keeping Christmas a fun and active time while remaining focused on the true meaning of this holy season.
I am super excited to announce my newest book, Frugal Seeds: 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget. This book is a true labor of love as it includes the many ways my family celebrated the holy season while living on a budget.
I would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to check it out here.