Today, the holiday season is wrapped up in consumerism. No longer are children interested in oranges and roasted chest nuts, but fascinated by the awe-inspiring glitters of technology and packaged toys. Materialism is a part of this world. A balance between gratitude and gift giving is healthy. Children of the past received one to two gifts and cherished those prized possessions as it was similar to a treat.
Many Americans are breaking away from consumeristic holidays and rooting back to the spirit and the authentic meaning of the holiday season. It's a time to express gratitude during the darkest time of the year. It's a time of reflection on the past 11 months. It's a season of enjoying loved ones and the company of others.
That is the true spirit of the holiday season, a time to express thanks for everything, from the sweet fruits of nature to the acts of kindness from a friend.
Happy holiday season.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com