Sunday Ruminations

What do you want for Christmas? This question is asked by every family to each of its members every holiday season. It’s like a universal question. No one knows what anyone really wants. And this year, no one even remembers what anyone got last year.

Are we becoming a society of wants and not needs?

Has materialism really finally gotten such a foothold in this world that nobody even needs anything — they just want stuff?

Stuffitis as spoken of by Dave Ramsey is that desire to own something in the misguided assumption that it will bring us unending happiness.

I admit to being a stuffitis victim. But let me add, I am recovering from this addiction.

The human spirit was not created to attain peace, contentment, or fulfillment by gathering more stuff.–Dave Ramsey

And oh is he ever right.

This year let’s find someone who needs US. They need our time, our passion, or maybe just our silence, because silence truly is golden. Give of your time, your love, your expertise in something. It will never be forgotten and might start a real revolution.

I say, it’s time.

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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