Welcome to another edition of I Comment Therefore I Am, where I put together a post from comments I’ve left on other blogs. Below are some of my favorite posts from the previous week and what they inspired me to say.
Melly wrote a rant about how she hates Christmas because of the stress caused by the commercial aspect of it. I totally get it, but I also TOTALLY get that you just don’t have to be a part of it. You can give gifts, enjoy the season, and not break the bank. I do it every year.
Here’s the thing, you really don’t have to be a part of it. I never have been and I love Christmas. We grew up very poor and I never got very many presents for Christmas. Sometimes the presents were from second hand stores, it never mattered. I loved being around my family and eating and being allowed to stay up late. I also love to give presents, but I don’t have much money so I bake or give inexpensive re-usable grocery bags or go to Chinatown and find blank journals. I’ve NEVER EVER had anyone get angry at me for giving them a small gift. If they are upset then they keep it to themselves and get over it.
I was visiting my friend Traci at her new blog A Star in my own Universe and could really identify with a post she wrote on perfectionism not being all it’s cracked up to be…
Perfectionism just sets you up for constant failure. I struggle with my perfectionist ways too. I am also aware that my definition of perfection does not apply to those around me and I am finding that if I continue to try and achieve my sense of perfection in everyday tasks, then I am just driving those around me crazy with details that in the long run do not really matter. Happiness is far better than perfection. I am learning to choose happiness.
That’s it for this edition of I Comment Therefore I Am.
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