Let’s talk about intention. If you intend to do something, and then don’t, then you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. Intention is absolutely worthless in the world we live in. For example:
Husband: Honey I’m sorry I didn’t get you a birthday present, but if I had remembered as I intended to, you would have loved it!!
This conversation could end one of two ways; let’s see if you can choose the correct one:
1. Wife: Awwww!!! That’s so sweet that you would’ve gotten me something but didn’t! I love you Snugglemuffin!!
2. Wife: I’m taking the kids and we’re going to my mother’s.
Do you know which one actually happened? Do you?! Well neither of them actually happened they’re both hypotheticals, but number 2 is far more realistic even in its hyperbolic form.
Look at those squiggles above!! They indicate a change in the subject matter, but not one so large as to constitute the information to be placed in a different post! Exciting!
Seriously though, we’ve had our giggles, now back to the subject at hand. Christmas presents. Or (Insert whatever gift giving holiday you celebrate here) presents. First of all if you ask someone what they want for Christmas, and then decide to go out and get them something completely different, what’s the point of asking? You implant false expectations in my… someone’s… mind which will only lead to disappointment which will have to be repressed because you have to be “grateful” and “it’s the thought that counts.”
No. Speaking exclusively to family members, it’s NOT the thought that counts. The only reason family members get each other Christmas presents on Christmas (with the exception of younger kids) is because they feel obligated to do so. They fulfilled their purpose by getting the present, but without any elation or excitement from the receiving end who has to act all “grateful” and whatnot. That defeats the purpose of Christmas, so either get people something that they want, or let them pick out their own Christmas present because selfishly “giving” in order to fulfill an obligation isn’t loving or nice or joyous or any other happy adjective you can think of. Couples, adults giving to younger children who get excited about everything, or close friends should be the only people giving out presents because they’re usually the only people who actually care about what their giving and who their giving it to. This would also cause a lot less stress around the holidays.
Well I’m out of analogies and rants about said topic for now. Leave a comment, but don’t intend to and then never do it. I shall see you all on my next post. Happy day and week and month and year and lifetime to all!