For me, the true gift of the season is simple. It is the gift of love. God’s love that he showed by giving us his only son. That is the most profound gift that I have ever been given, and the most important for me to remember and cherish.
I was recently asked in an author interview if I would prefer a big gift or an expensive gift. My answer was simple, I prefer a thoughtful one.
I prefer to see the gift of love being shared among people. To witness and experience the joy of family being together. To hear the laughter and cheer of friends connecting, and children playing. To me, it’s not about finding the right gift, but rather, giving the right gift. Letting the person know you care, that they are important, and that your life is better for them being in it.
I challenge you, just as I challenge myself. Try to avoid the chatter of your mind, the obsession over gifts & bargain deals, and focus on enjoying the moment, creating memories with those you love, and cherishing the holidays as a time to enjoy and reflect on the great gift of love.