We Don't Need Anything

This Christmas has been amazing.
My 11 year old sister MADE me a giant minky blanket. I mean, LEGIT RIGHT?!
It's been interesting because now that my littlest sister is old enough to know that Santa isn't real, it's been a little different in the Gee household.

We slept in until 7 instead of 6. 
I knew most everything that "Santa" was going to get me for Christmas.
And I finished my parents' present on Christmas Eve (Oops?)

But the biggest thing that was different this year was what my dad said when he opened a gift from my grandma.

My grandma usually asks my parents what they want for Christmas and it's usually something big. Like one year we got a vacuum and we've also gotten a card table and some chairs.

But instead of my dad saying "Oh, I know what this is."
He looked at the present and said "I have no idea what this is. We don't need anything."

I thought about that.
"We don't need anything."

What a content thing to say. And as I looked around at everything around me, I realized that I too, didn't need anything. Blessings surround me in abundance.

There's food in the fridge. I have little sisters who will play a million round of Go Fish with me. I have clothes to wear and a bathroom to shower in. I have a bed to sleep in. I have a house that's warm and happy. I have snow clothes that keep me warm when I want to play outside. And speaking of outside...snow is my absolute favorite.

I was looking out behind my house at the snow covered fields yesterday and I just felt so peaceful.

Lately, I've been struggling a lot with fear and uncertainty. But as I looked out at the mountains and the snow and the cows, I knew everything was going to be okay. I know that I'll find another job, I know I'll be better at managing my money, I know that I'll find someone who loves me for me, I know my internship will probably be the best thing I've ever done. 

I really don't need anything this Christmas season because everything I need is right there in front of me. 


  1. What a wonderful thought, thanks for sharing.

  2. It's a great place to be to know for a fact that you don't need anything! For some of my family this Christmas, gifts were about meeting real needs, and I'm grateful for gifts that meet needs!

  3. Great Thought :) That was kind of how our Christmas was this year too! It was really enjoyable and content :)
    xoxo, Lizzy