I've been asked by several people what I wanted for the holidays, or what gifts I wanted for the holidays. To be honest, I have NO idea. I first think, well, maybe I can hint at things I need. But what do we all really need? I have clothing on my back, food on my table and a roof over my head. I have clean water and electricity to power this old laptop and the desktop I custom built for pretty cheap. My wants aren't far from that. I am the kind of person who just buys what I want if I can justify the purchase. A new pair of boots isn't just a fashion statement, they are a winter necessity and a way of keeping my calves and ankles warm. That expensive moisturizer is what keeps my skin clear. That sulfate-free shampoo keeps my medium/long hair looking healthy. Again, it's not a true necessity, but a want that I can justify. And that's why I can't just say I want one thing or another. I also can't deny that I still drool over some things, but if I really think about it, I don't need it and can't really justify it.
So what do I tell people when they ask? I don't want to seem ungrateful for their lovely gestures, but my mind is a complete blank. I tell my family that all I want is to spend time with them. In the end, items break, are consumed, or get lost. Those memories and the joy of a good time will last.
What do you think?