I was in Home Depot this weekend. They had already put out the Christmas decorations. I was a little depressed.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, I like Christmas as much as the next guy. Since I began celebrating advent, Christmas has become more meaningful to me. And yes, I like the decorations, the lights, the cards and the general spirit of the season. But I hate all the baggage that comes with the holiday. I hate the stress of trying to find everyone that â€œperfectâ€ gift. I hate office gift exchanges. I hate feeling the pressure to fly somewhere to celebrate with family. Most of all, I hate that our economy depends on people overspending at the end of the year. I know there is nothing I can do about it. For the most part I ignore it. But this weekend I was caught off guard.