The Only Thing I’m Giving is…UP!

I give up! It has finally dawned on me that I can’t save everyone. I can’t possibly save all the whales, the wolves, the children (or their smiles), the trees or the hundreds of other desperate causes.  So I am going to save the only thing I can–my sanity!

I am unpacking my bags and refusing to go on a guilt trip.

Christmastime is the worst! All the excess of food and gifts make us feel guilty, and we must do penance in the form of donations to worthy causes. My favorite phrase–“in this season of giving….” Maybe this is why grown-ups hate Christmas. Not only are we trying to indulge our children’s every wish, but we are also expected to save the whales and every other living creature!

If I am sounding harsh and scrooge-like, I apologize. I have personally saved numerous acres of rain forest, packs of wolves, hundreds of homeless dogs and cats, and villages of hungry families with my donations over the years. I am just tired of the seasonal guilt trips.

So–I give up! I refuse to let the avalanche of need make my giving feel inadequate. Don’t get me wrong–I will continue to give where I can. I’m just going to stop feeling guilty about not saving the world.

Happy Holidays everyone.  If you need me, I’ll be in my happy place.

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