Downsized holidays

When you live in tight quarters, celebrating holidays means new twists.

And turns.

And ducking.

Seriously, there is no space for things like Christmas trees, stockings, or much of anything else to indicate there is a holiday.  If your budget is also seriously downsized, then there is very little money to spend on it either.

So what then?

It’s time to go back to the core of the meaning of the holidays.  No matter what your religion or lack of it, at the very core of Christmas is the concept of giving without reservations or expectations of anything in return, even thanks or appreciation.  That is what it is really all about.

For Thanksgiving, it’s all about being thankful for what we have, no matter how little or how much.  Even when we’re downsized, we have a lot to be thankful for.  We have a roof over our heads, and we’re getting by.  That’s better than some people have it, and if we have a loving partner to share our downsizing experience with, it’s even better.  Family and friends are also things to appreciate and be thankful for, even if they are few and far away.

We can celebrate those things without great amounts of money or space or decorative objects. They are the important parts of the holidays anyhow.


About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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