Are You Shopping For Love?

This is a little holiday story that I thought you might enjoy. I think that the whole idea around the holidays will change dramatically over the next few years. Less stuff, more people time. Maybe home made gifts, food, art, etc. Maybe just more love. What are you shopping for?

Shopping for Love
By: Author Unknown

I am flat broke from overspending at Christmas time. But I
need to go shopping again soon because I am completely out
of self-respect. I’ve said things I wish I could take back
and I am not feeling too good about myself.

I also want to exchange a carton of self righteousness for
an equal amount of humility. I hear that it is less
expensive and wears well, and while I’m at it I’m going to
check on tolerance and see if there is any available in my

I must remember to try to match my patience with the little
I have left. My neighbor is loaded with it and it looks
awfully good on her. I was told the same department has a
repair shop for mending integrity. Mine has become frayed
around the edges from too much compromising. If I don’t get
it refurbished soon, there won’t be any left.

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 bought at Christmas time.
And I’ll get a lot more satisfaction from them.

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. What a joy!