For most people, they seem to go together to experience happiness during this yearly season.
Robert Paul aptly describes, “Even before Christmas has said ‘Hello,’ it’s saying ‘Buy, Buy!”
Do you really need money to be happy on Christmas?
Whether it’s Christmas or not, the reality is, many people feel and think that happiness requires money.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Money may help. Somehow. To make you feel good cheers. But it’s absolutely not a prerequisite for any of us to experience true happiness.
“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much,” as Henry David Thoreau put it for us during Christmas.
This is something I’ve touched on more deeply, even personally, in my vlog post, “Paano Maging Masaya Ngayong Pasko Kahit Wala Kang Pera?,” at my new YouTube channel (Coffee Talks with Dr. Subida, A Filipino Channel).
You can catch it here: https://youtu.be/hCmJulH6fN0
As a father, I’d learned the hard way how to move out of men’s cultural conditioning in society. Though it’s different now between me and my children, I did miss some days with them.
More than money or my presents for them, I realized, is my presence which they need on Christmas and
the important times of their lives.
Indeed, the best things in life are not things. Not money.
There is Someone way beyond and beside the material and our selves every Christmas.
Follow Him, not the crowd.