It’s a sad way to feel the Christmas spirit, but as soon as I started shopping for my family, it kind of started the Christmas spirit. It reminded me of why there’s Christmas. Not because of the gifts and the money I spent but it reminded me of how much I love my family and how I’d rather think about them more over my wants. It was seeing them when I saw the items I bought for them and knowing it was the perfect gift. Of course, there is no way I’ll post the items here. They may not be reading, but better be safe than sorry.
Anyway, the day started at Whitcoulls and Gloria Jeans at 12pm. I ate my lunch there when I was suppose to eat at McDonalds to save some money. I don’t know why but Gloria Jeans was definitely calling my name. It must have been because I was randomly feeling a little classy and have coffee and a sandwich for lunch. Then, I only was suppose to get something to eat and not drink but being the newly coffeeholic that I am, I gave in. Too bad I remembered to take a photo after I took my first bite of my Chicken Panini and sip of my Mocha Truffle.
Chicken Panini after the first bite.
Mocha Truffle. I don’t know the difference between Cafe Mocha and Mocha Truffle. Probably the price.
I met my friend there at lunch and began my journey to find the perfect items. We also randomly met a friend along the way so the date for two became three. It was such a great adventure! Made my money so much worth it buying those gifts. Even if one of the items went over the budget for one particular person. It was hard not to buy it, though. It was so perfect. We ended the journey at Kirkaldie’s where my dear friend Kyla toured me and my friend Micah around the beauty stalls of branded make up and beauty products. These lovely ladies are just the best to hang out with. Part two will definitely happen sometime.
All the untouched photos at the park with my darling friends Kyla and Micah
My day did not end without fulfilling my last gift. It wasn’t anything material and it only took me a few minutes to give. I went to St. Mary’s of the Angel Church here in Wellington to make a confession. I wanted to be clean for the birthday of Jesus and so I took the chance to confess and be guilt-free, sin-free on Christmas day. Now hopefully I’m strong enough to say no to temptation and stay clean for the rest of the year.
Inside St. Mary’s after I prayed via Instagr.am
Speaking of strength, I had the strength to keep myself in the budget! I didn’t ask for an extra, like I would whenever I shop. So I am extremely proud of myself! So proud of the simple choices I make as I growing up. May be soon I’ll be ready to move out. Anyway, hopefully you and your family are having a blast this Holidays! Remember to spend Christmas with the people you love and forgive everything and start fresh this holidays. Don’t wait for the new year. Merry Christmas!