And the Grinch, with his grinch feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling. “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!”
He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!
(an excerpt from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss)
The Grinch may have stolen Christmas with his Stingy Greed. We, on the other hand, steal Christmas future with our rampant desires on Boxing Day. And then next year becomes about paying off the Credit Card instead of investing in our dreams.
This Boxing Day, I will ask these questions before I pull out my Credit Card:
For more on the Questions you can read a previous article: The Minimalist Mindset.