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Extravagant – One Word Prompt

on December 29, 2017

Christmas is a festivity of extravagance to me.

Christmas has become comnercialised as presents become “what one, wants” and not “what one, needs.”

Christmas used to be gifts of values that is akin to “the thought that counts.” This is quite dead!

Try giving presents such as a handmade whittling out of a stick gift.

The giver may have spent hours painstakingly carving a hand made woodcraft but the look of a person receiving an iphone X versus the handmade craft is way off!

Givers do not want to lose out and so they buy extravagant gifts to compete for affection or I call it that 2 second look.

This year, I stopped giving gifts since my siblings no longer exist in my heart.

I used to buy extravagant gifts to “buy” their “love” but realised how foolish I was; as no amount of hundreds of dollars spent on them would make them appreciate me. I do not even get a 2 second thanks.

I bought boxes of After Eight Dinner Mints for my nurses, emoji keyrings and wines for my doctors. They gave me more care and love๐Ÿ˜† and enjoyed their gifts. I enjoyed giving them a thought and they appreciated me for it.

Call me old fashioned…but Christmas is another day whereby I am reminded of unpleasant things.

And I don’t even have snow to cheer me up. Bah humbug!

Aah well 2 more days of meds left…I will be so glad when my 17 days of antibiotics end.

Die you darn germs….die!!!

Poor Garfield did not get a new set of clothes either๐Ÿ˜ฒ

6 responses to “Extravagant – One Word Prompt

  1. I normally only give books as gift (if I have to give presents for whatever reason) and I honestly don’t care whether they like them or not ๐Ÿ˜€

    I don’t have the required level of creativity to make hand-made crafts or something like that. Well, sometimes, I’d bake something, but I only give it to those who would appreciate it (which is very few).

    Anyway, when I was in the Philippines, I heard a radio DJ who quipped that these days, it’s the totot that counts. He meant cellphones (you know, during the early era of Nokia phones, mobile phones only have one tone, i.e. totot)

  2. scifihammy says:

    It’s true that many people give very expensive gifts, spending way beyond their means! It just seems to make the recipient even more greedy! I don’t know when Christmas changed from being about Christ and goodwill and turned into Gimme Gimme Gimme!
    We keep Christmas a small affair, with a few presents, such as a book or clothes!
    I’d send you some snow if I could, but I’m trying to get some myself! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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