Well it’s almost Christmas . And we can hear so many messages on the radio, on the telly, that to show our love for someone we must buy them the most magnificent Christmas present in the whole world . Should we not succeed in buying this particular most magnificent present, then perhaps we don’t love that person quite as much as we think we do .
Sometimes it’s good to have our own mind. To have our own feeling. To have our own interpretation of how we express our feelings of appreciation and value and love for the people in our lives .
Let’s take care not to get swept up in media madness.
Love or affection, or appreciation for others is not measured by how much we spend , how big the present is is, how prestigious the brand name of the item is.
It is wonderful to receive luxurious gifts, it is wonderful to give luxurious gifts. But because we want to, not because we are told this is the only way to demonstrate our feeling.
If we cannot afford a costly gift we can make something, we can do a favour for a friend or loved one that we know they would appreciate. If we know that there is some object that they might be saving for or would wish to have, we can perhaps give them something towards buying that object .
Buying a gift for someone is such a personal, individual thing that we just have to take care not to take the media’s interpretation of Christmas as our own. Don’t feel obligated to buy the latest thing that the media says “this is it, you gotta get it if you really care.”
The holidays to me are about sharing mind, body and spirit. Give with love, give with enthusiasm, give with sensitivity towards the recipient , and whatever you have to give will be enough. Set your own standard.
You are marvelous. You are giving from the heart. Only you know best how to show your appreciation, how to share your love for those important people in your life.
And that’s good enough!
How do you stay positive, giving & on top of things during the holiday season? 🎄Let’s share!
Here’s the YouTube podcast version of today’s blog:
Give the Greatest Gift