What do you want for Christmas? What does it mean to want vs need something? I think one of the differences it that the things we need: family, food, clothing, shelter.. are things that we would do pretty much anything to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. These things are the necessities of life and are top priority. If we think that we "need" anything else, we are mistaking need for want. Things we want are things that make our lives easier, more enjoyable and a better passage from one end to the other. At Christmas time, we want to give gifts that fulfill a want, but have to remember that most of these things are not "needs" and it is not always the best idea to break the bank to provide these things just because it's a certain time of year. This season, give the gift of love sprinkled with a few fun "wants". As we get older, we really begin to understand the value of time spent with family- much of it spent outdoors in some way- hiking, biking, BBQs and just hanging out. We wish you the best ever holiday with your family and hope you'll find a few "wants" under the tree tomorrow morning.
Please enjoy one of my very favorite Christmas tales and see how a friend gets something he really never wanted or knew he needed, but something that changes his life in a profound way.