SeptOctoNovemDec. The New Holiday!

new-holidayI declare a new holiday!!!
School starting, Harvest festivals, Thanksgiving, Christmas, all rolled into one.

Oh wait! That’s already being done!
A store downtown had Christmas decorations up before the end of October!

Have you been noticing how holiday advertisements and store sales string all the holidays together? There is no break between. So, that’s why I decided to make up the new name! What do you think? A good idea?

SeptOctoNovemDec. The New Holiday!
We know that the stores aren’t as interested in blessing people as much as grabbing your attention away from the celebration (and away from the attention to the loving & blessing people part).

And unfortunately also away from savoring the uniqueness and REASON for each holiday.

The marketing is effective.
We move toward BUYING early and running up the credit card bills. We TELL ourselves that this is good and right. But, mostly it is stress!

Let’s unite!
Let’s choose to be more intentional this year. Let’s try to celebrate people more than stuff! To consciously be aware and purposeful in giving attention to the joy of each relationship and of each individual season. It is such a big shift that we can’t wait until December to begin to re-program our minds.

I’m curious. What will you personally do differently this year…to be a blessing more than just a consumer?

God bless you bunches!
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus! Let's Connect!
Awaiting His shout,
Pam Taylor

The MomCourager™


SeptOctoNovemDec. The New Holiday! — 4 Comments

  1. Emily said:

    Oh praise the Lord you were only joking about another holiday! I don’t think I can handle any more of the madness! My favorite part of this post is when you said “Let’s try to celebrate people more than stuff!” Thank you. That is so helpful to reset my frame of mind. God bless you, Ms. Taylor!

    • Pam Taylor, The MomCourager said:

      Yes, you are so right. We ALL need that “reset” to our frame of mind. We so often get so sucked into the BUYING part of it. And the “checking things off our lists” part of it. And people often become an “after-thought”. We become irritated with the people we intend to bless because they get in the way of our tasks and stuff we want to do FOR them and give TO them. It is so easy to get sucked into the “madness” as you called it, Emily. Great term for what we allow to happen. So, let’s all UNITE together praying for each other to stop this madness!

  2. I will be support local businesses. I will buy gift cards for local restaurants instead of the nationwide chains. I will shop at smaller stores owned by moms and pops instead of retailers that only care about the bottom line.

    • Pam Taylor, The MomCourager said:

      YAY!!! It sounds like you have thought about this very carefully. Sounds like an amazing plan, Arleen Bradley! Thanks for the great ideas!

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