Because I think gift giving ultimately boils down to something really simple: it’s a gesture of kindness, thanks, appreciation, or even love. It doesn’t have to be complicated, social media be damned.
The money he would get for it in town could also serve a valuable function, like maybe feeding his family. His kids can’t eat headlamps.
My awareness of and dedication to becoming debt free and financially independent has blossomed over the past year or so, and it’s important to look back and be appreciative of the situations that have allowed me to find success.
The abundance has led to us being fearful, resentful, greedy, spoiled, unappreciative, entitled, and ultimately unhappy. There’s only one solution to this bizarre and unique 21st-century, 1st-world dilemma: gratitude.
Every single morning, I pull out my little black journal, and I jot down three things that bring me gratitude. It’s simple. It’s practical. And it’s changed my outlook on life.