If you ask me, we all have too much stuff that means very little. As I sit looking over my son's toys that are collecting dust, unwanted and ignored, I can't help but think that the thing that kept his attention for over 2 hours today was bubble wrap. It seems no matter what our intentions, our gifts all fall short and feel as empty as our wallets.
What happened to the gifts from the heart? Have we forgotten the lessons of the Gift of the Magi? Does a pair of slippers say you are the best Grandma in the world? I know that if Nanny could have one thing for Christmas, it would be to remember all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's names. She doesn't need more stuff, just more time.
This holiday, I encourage you to look into your heart and think about what your friend or family member really needs. I guarantee you, it's not another pair of slippers.