Monday, December 17, 2007
Don't get me wrong, I am no Scrooge. However, if you fall for the commercialism of the Season at the expense of your retirement fund, your kids' college education or if you have to borrow to spend, or even worse, if you take food money, then you have become a victim of the very powerful marketing machine. But a victim you do not have to remain. The moment you become aware, are honest with yourself and decide to take action, you become free.
Instead of spending big money, try to see what activity you can plan with your loved ones. Depending on the age of your kids, plan a day skating, or a visit to the Wave Pool, a couple of hours at the Mud Oven (where you can each paint a piece that is then fired in their oven). Let your imagination run free - litterally!
Wishing you a good pre-Christmas week
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.