When I started writing my Christmas cards last week, I stopped to think about what thoughts and feelings to put in each one. That then prompted me to think about what gifts I had actually gotten for everyone.
I naturally then started thinking about the amount of money I had spent overall and on each individual gift.
But I abruptly stopped myself.
These people are my family, and I shouldn't be worrying so much about my budget when it comes to people I love. I'm not hard up for cash or deep in debt, so why do I need to keep what I spend on my loved ones to a certain dollar value?
So I went out and bought some more gifts.
It felt good.