Hudgins: Others’ Happiness

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Hudgins: Others’ Happiness

Kelsey Hudgins, Contributing Writer

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Some may want everything for Christmas, from brand spanking new shoes or that new game with all that zombie killing stuff, you know what I’m talking about, the one you’ve been eyeballing for the past two months. Although, that’s not the case with me. Whenever I go see my distant family during the holidays, like last week for Thanksgiving, they always ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” I have no need for anything new or anything that costs money, so I always say “I don’t want anything.” However, they always push to get me something, so my mom just tells them to get me a Barnes and Noble gift card because when it comes to reading, you can’t separate me from a good book.

In the end of it all, the one thing that gets my blood boiling is when people always want something tangible, something they can show off to get people to feel all envious about it. I see no need to make people feel bad and not worthy or loved because their family can’t afford Christmas presents. I know how it feels to wake up on Christmas day and not have any presents under the tree or even have a tree. That’s why every Christmas I started to ask my family for gifts that I can give to others who don’t have the privilege of having a family that can afford presents.  

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