The holiday season arrived so quickly this year that I’m just beginning to think about gift giving.
In pondering the value of gifts, the need of gifts… I started thinking about gifts I’ve been given. To those of you who know me, you may know that I’ve been sooo gifted recently. No… didn’t win the lottery. 😉 But the gifts I’ve been given are things I needed but didn’t really know how much they were needed.
The gift of acceptance, of support… a perfect word of encouragement at the moment I so needed it. I’ve been blessed with the gift of music and opportunities to share. The gift of insights from those with a better perspective or more experience than I. Friends, old and new, have surrounded me with love… now there’s a gift we never get enough of. Changing my work location has given me a gift of more time at the studio. People have offered their help… amazing.
And all these gifts, that I choose to savor again and again, didn’t cost much. No one had to sprain a credit card to gift me… they gave me the gift of their companionship, their wisdom, their time, their love. And so, I’m inspired to the same.
So, no need to fight the crowds at the mall… instead I’ll hope to find ways to gift those I love with things that will help them feel loved, celebrated and empowered. And perhaps, you might choose to join me in this venture. Who knows, we might enjoy doing this all year long? And the world will evolve into a brighter, lighter, more fulfilling place.
May the joy of the season fill you with love.