It’s the most wonderful time of the year they say… I couldn’t but notice this weekend that magic has been bit “thrown” aside and the craziness of shopping everything and anything, pushing in the overcrowded shops and such has taken over everybody… Everywhere!
While I’m “guilty” of shopping last minute for the Christmas presents and thinking of people whom I love and what I want them to receive on these holidays… I had to just stop for a moment and think of what is it that Christmas is all about? What is the true essence of it?
For me, the biggest thing is the feeling of joy of giving! My best Christmas present and the only one that I truly wish for myself this year is to give and not expect anything in return. To give presents, to give smiles, to give hugs, etc. To be there for the people who matter the most in my little Universe.
Laughs which I’m sharing with my friends over a casual, unpretentious Sunday afternoon or precious smiles from those same friends and closest people after receiving my Christmas cards and presents which I’ve picked out for them are the priceless gifts which I have decided to shower myself with this year! I don’t even have to mention how impatiently I’m looking forward to this weekend and seeing my daughter open her presents.
Something that truly makes me happy is giving, spreading love and being present in the moment with those who matter the most. Every other present is nice of course, but I’ve grown enough to know that the best of presents are true feelings and emotions, something that’s been very hard to come across but once you do ( I did ) that is the best gift which you could ever wish to receive on any Christmas! 🙂
So remind yourself that no matter how big or small presents you’re shopping for or hoping to receive this Christmas, the true essence of Christmas is the joy of giving and every single act of kindness is the best gift you could ever wish for – somebody loves you and has thought of you and that is what matters the most. No materialistic thing can fill your heart as the company and love of those whom you’re surrounded by.