Tonight I stared at a blank piece of paper for quite some time before I could think of something to write in my Christmas wish list. I feel very fortunate and blessed in my life and as that sense of fulfillment grows my desire for new stuff dissipates. Unfortunately, I know I cannot convince my family that I don’t need anything new so I’ve created a very short list for them.
This year I’m primarily asking for cooking supplies. I made three new recipes for Thanksgiving and each one was more scrumptious than the next. I don’t require a whole lot of gadgets in the kitchen, (I think I could survive with a knife, a spoon and one large bowl), but I’ve decided to ask for a few things that will help me prepare dinner and dessert.
I’m also asking for a few things to inspire my creativity. Perhaps a new journal, paint, colored pencils, I’m not exactly sure what to ask for yet, but I’m hoping for something that will both inspire me and provide an outlet for stress. Speaking of stress, I think I’ll ask for a meditation book and possibly some meditation or yoga DVDs. I’m also planning on buying these for my mom, who is quite stressed by the failing health of my aging grandmother.
I’ve also added a handful of books that have been on my reading list for months now. I’m going to recommend used books from half.com or eBay. I see no need for my family to waste money on new copies when I’ll be perfectly happy with used ones.
That’s about all I can come up with for now. It’s nice not to need much in life.