Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thought For the Day from Ann….

I am reading blogs and Facebook updates from people all over the US.  People are frantic about things being sold out or on backorder.  They worry about what this person or that will think if they don’t get the right gift.  They don’t want to disappoint the children if they don’t get them everything on their list.

People,  STOP rushing around and spending great gobs of money to find that perfect gift. Take the stress off yourself! EVERYONE is entitled to the same gift each year! One size fits all…  It isn’t sold out and it is FREE for the taking.  In fact HE paid for it! The ONE true gift. The GREATEST gift of all... Jesus Christ. And better yet, you don't have to wait til' Christmas to give or receive THIS gift! Go ahead and peek - heck why don't you just UNWRAP it now!  I promise I won’t tell.  I won’t have to.…   But please, you can go ahead and SHARE with everyone what you got!

I know this is preachy and I know it isn’t craft related but – I wanted to share with you anyway.  My gift to each of you is that I will pray that YOU will GET this gift for YOURSELF too!

I want to say Merry Christmas right now to all of my friends and family and followers. 


Lisa West said...

Thank you for this Ann. I actually had a similiar conversation with my mom today as she was wondering around the stores trying to find something. She stresses and isn't enjoying the "joy". I appreciate this message as it reminds people who may otherwise forget why we have a Christmas season at all.
Blessings, Lisa (diva-site)

ScrappinAnn said...

Lisa, thanks for your comment. I just had this overwhelming feeling today that lead me to post that and a similar post on facebook.
I use to be THOSE people. And last night it just hit me that I am NOT like that anymore. And I knew why. Jesus is the reason for the season - it is that simple. And I wanted to share.
Blessings to you and yours, Lisa!
Merry Christmas.

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

i like that alot...
the best gifts comes from the heart, and it eally is the thought that counts.

Jenn said...

Merry Christmas Ann! Long time no see! Hope you are doing good and having fun blogging!

Warm Wishes