Now that the holiday shopping is done, are you satisfied with all your selections? Were your presents received with gleeful excitement and loving smiles and hugs?
And what about the gifts you opened -- did they warm your heart and fill you with thanks?
It's never too late to give someone something special, and I offer this reminder to anyone still needing ideas: you are the gift. Your presence in another person's life is often the best present you could give.
And if you accept that you're a gift to others, I also challenge you to be one for yourself. Be the gift you want to receive:
If you want more love in your life, be more loving.
If you want more joy in life, be more joyful...
If you want more patience, be more patient...
If you want more hope in your life, be more hopeful...
If you want more gratitude, be more grateful...
And so on. Choose to be the gift you want, and you may be surprised how it fills the space around you.
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