We have so much power and we don't even know it most of the time.
Financial expert Suze Orman has always expressed her mantra of "people first and then money" and while it's within the context of financial health I think it is applicable to social priorities as well.
I'm so over amassing things, and I'd tailor Suze's mantra to reflect my value of "experiences over things." Yesterday morning we visited with dear friends we hadn't seen in a while followed by picking out a tree at the same farm we visited last year and as we passed the filled up parking lots of the mall and stores in our area I felt complete with our version of Black Friday.
Is this time of year hard for you? If you have kids, how do you balance remaining upbeat, reflecting their happiness vs. inner turmoil you may be feeling?