Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
As I surfed away on the internet yesterday I found the quote that is shown above. This really struck home to me as I have made some bad judgements in the past and those experiences have really taught me to use good judgement.
I have always loved giving gifts at Christmas and there were a few times that I really went overboard, but those days for me are long over.
I'm doing things a lot different this year. Even though I would love to give all my children and grandchildren wonderful expensive gifts, now that I'm retired I can not even begin to do that. If I do it for one I'd do it for all as I love them all so much. There are now 28 dear and near in my family and it's beyond my meager funds to buy much at all for each one.
I know that though it isn't much, each one will appreciate what I've made for them. (I will show you pictures after Christmas.) I can buy what is needed to make their gifts really inexpensively. The time that it all takes is something that I have plenty of. Being retired frees me up with hours to spend time painting away in my studio (glorified craft room that is a shambles).
I turn on my Christmas music and paint away for hours and the time just flies by. All my love is put into doing something for those I love. Not only am I painting for my immediate family I'm painting for extended family and close friends too.
I've got somewhere close to 20 items done now that leaves me quite a few more to go. 2 more weeks till Christmas and then I'll be done. Christmas gifts will be done then, but there will be birthdays and anniversaries and other holidays coming up that will have some more home made gifts too. The New Year will find me doing more I'm sure.
So on this SUPER Saturday I'm wishing you a Super day . It will certainly be one here at my house.
Lots of Love and Hugs to you all. And please keep those that are struggling with keeping Christmas this year in your thoughts and prayers too.