An Xmas Message

This was passed on by my friend Lee.  Hope you enjoy!  Jd

Still more things to get for this Christmas
by: author unknown

I am flat broke from overspending at Christmas time. But I
am not done shopping.

I want to exchange a carton of self-righteousness for
an equal amount of humility. I hear that if you wear it with appreciation
it not only looks beautiful, but it is also the most durable stuff on the planet.
While I’m at it, I’m going to check on tolerance to see if there
is any available in my size.

I must remember to try to match my patience with the
little I have left. My neighbor is loaded with it, and it
looks really good on her.

I also need to stop by a tailor for mending my integrity. Mine has become
frayed around the edges from too much compromising.  Without regular
maintenance repair everything I have will fall right through my pockets.

I also need to get some new glasses.  My glasses have become
smugged and scratched by passing disapointment, betrayal, and ego that
has made everything I look at appear a little dirty.
A clean fresh view that lets me see things clearly enough to find
something beautiful in everything is just what I need.

I almost forgot the most important thing of all:
compassion. If I see some – no matter what the color, size
or shape – I’m going to stock up heavily, regardless of the
price. I have run out of it so many times, and I always
feel ashamed when it happens.

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get around to
shopping for these items. They don’t cost nearly as much as
some of the frivolous things I buy at Christmas time.

Yes, I’m going shopping today, and I can leave my
checkbook and credit cards at home! The things I’m looking
for have no price-tags!