Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
~ Ben Carson
So often at this time of the year, your thoughts go to what gift will you give a friend or family member for the holiday. Or, maybe you have a “wish list” of what you would like to receive. Commercials and ads begin to run in October for the holiday buying season and it seems as though the holiday season is getting earlier and earlier in the year.
What if this season you took time to give the greatest gift of all . . . the gift of you? No matter what your spending budget may be, the gift of you cost nothing but your time and effort. You have many gifts to offer others and these types of gifts are priceless!
You may even want to reconsider your wish list. Rather than a material gift, there may be something that you want to do that would be easier with the help of another person. Many will feel honored that you considered them to help you with something. They are helping you and it is uplifting for them. That’s a gift that goes both ways!
The act of giving to someone is just as important for the person giving the gift as the person receiving the gift. You may have a hard time accepting gifts, payments or acts of kindness from others. Many people do. When you don’t accept what someone wants to give you, then you are denying them the joy of giving to you. Accept the gift and allow them to experience the joy of giving!
I believe that most people truly prefer the gift of you over anything material. If you are having a hard time thinking of what “gifts of you” that you could give to someone, let’s look at some possibilities.
Gifts are given more at this time of the year than any other time. What if this year, you started a new tradition of giving the gift of you? Maybe this type of gift giving will become so popular that the holiday gift season will be all year long! As you do this and model for others, think about all the ways you are making this a better world for everyone! You being YOU is a gift!
Thank you for the gift of YOU. I am grateful for the gift of each one of you. Wishing you all the blessings and gifts of the season - joy, peace and especially . . . love.
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