The Perfect Present To Get This Holiday Season
As we embark on yet another Season of Giving, more often than not the holiday has become a ritual to give the perfect present. Often just the idea of wrapping that perfect gift for someone you love makes us giddy as we loose our minds.
Credit, rent money, and perhaps even grocery money are all part of your budget that has been recently adjusted. Who hasn’t lived on mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly all in the pursuit of the perfect present!? Often, the greatest gifts in life are not items that can be bought and packaged but are the experiences that bring great joy and emotion; all of which evoke gratitude and connection. These gifts are everlasting and when shared can create an immeasurable ripple of love.
It is with this awareness, admiration, and recognition of the human experience I share what I have come to know. As one gets older when reflecting back on pivotal and monumental moments it becomes inevitable that we begin to ponder when was the last time? Do you remember being with friends all together in one place and having that, “OMG, I hope this night never ends” moment?! Than there are also timeless memories such as waking up Christmas morning and seeing or being a child whom truly believes in the magic of good and that Santa has brought all the presents. Moments consisting of picking up a child and squeezing them gently as they tightly wrap their arms and legs around you; giving children baths, jumping on beds, and hearing the hysterical sounds of laughter that comes from blowing on bellies.
Those memories are the moments that might make one wish, that at that time, they had the awareness that each moment could be “The Last Time.” I personally would have stayed longer, worried less, held on tighter, and laughed longer. As the days and nights of this holiday season continually evolve I challenge you to ponder, “what if this moment could be one of those moments and this could be the last time?” We’re all together, in this place, at this time, as we are, the way we are.
Knowing, what you now know this holiday season you can now stay longer, worry less, hold on tighter, and laugh longer. Now that can be the “Perfect Present” and you could still eat and pay your rent!