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A-Z Challenge-O = Obligation

Today’s post is about one of the negative aspects or views of Christmas.

A lot of people look at Christmas time as an Obligation. I have to get together with family, put up the tree, cook Christmas dinner, buy presents for those people I don’t talk to all year, etc.. But, Christmas should not be seen as such.

In the Bible, it says, “God loves a cheerful giver.” and I believe Christmas should be celebrated, cheerfully. If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

You should not feel Obligated to share the Holiday with those you don’t want to, and definitely don’t spend money on those you don’t care about. If someone gives you a gift, accept it, graciously, and move on.

Christmas isn’t about putting up the tree or decorating the house; unless that’s something you enjoy. Remember, the real meaning of Christmas and don’t let all the other stuff become an Obligation.


Blog is true. Names are fictional.

2 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge-O = Obligation

  1. Great post, Venus! I love to give gifts, so I always try to squeeze in as many as I cqan! But I always run out of money, before I run outta people!! My Mama always has to make sugar cookies, blah, blah. Yeah, homemade tasts so much better! BUT, I ain’t doing it! Plain and simple. Not worth it to me! Love putting up a tree! And by that, I mean love having one! lol Last year, PP (7) put it up all by herself! And then her and sissy decorated all by themselves. Nobody minded it was only decorated the bottome 2/3!! lol

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