As my friend Laura and I walked around HomeGoods this weekend, we became keenly aware that this holiday season does a funny thing to people. There is emotion and money poured into gift-giving, but for the good of what? It was fascinating listening to conversations of another trying to justify (and accomplishing it) the need for two giant coffee carafes, one for her daughter and the other for her child granddaughter because one likes coffee and the other hot chocolate. So now they can have 12 cups of it?
It just seems ironic - this need we have to fill a void. However, I love giving gifts, and let's be honest, receiving them too. My husband recently surprised me with a last minute trip to San Diego and I was delighted and extremely grateful.