Here it is –just a couple of weeks until Christmas and I don’t have my shopping even started. Although the tree is up, it is not decorated as usual. I haven’t even spent a lot of time online doing some shopping for the one person for whom I wanted to make Christmas extra special this year, I can’t find a single thing.
“And, as always, when my own human efforts fail, I will ask the help from the Lord, our God, to help me because He never fails me.“Barbara Jacoby
I have had money put away for awhile now. I have had several “brilliant” ideas but for one reason or another, I haven’t been able to execute any of them. Why is it that I always run into the same problem? Why is it that I can never come up with some very special gifts for the one person who is most important to me?
I have decided that the reason is because there is no super gift for a super person. I have thought about it day and night for weeks on end. It is just that some new clothes or a bunch of little gadgets just won’t do the trick. So what am I going to do? Honestly, I have no idea.
I suppose I can take one evening perusing the Internet to see if I can spot a few unique items. I have asked a friend for suggestions but so far there has not been anything forthcoming there. I certainly don’t want this gift thing to ruin the holidays but by the same token I can’t imagine not having some special things for him. It is not because I am attached to things but I do like to find some special things that will create some new memories of this special holiday this year.
So I will keep on working at finding some special things and try not to stress out while doing so. I will count on the spirit of the season to inspire me and hope that I will be led to just the right things that will say that he is as unique and special as those gifts that I hope to find. I will count on those special feelings that always come out at this time of the year to help me find the magic of the season.
After all, if the three kings could give special presents to the baby Jesus, I sure should be able to come up with some special presents for the most special person that He gave to me. And, as always, when my own human efforts fail, I will ask the help from the Lord, our God, to help me because He never fails me.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.