Many of you have already opened your gifts and the diamonds are sparkling, the clothes are crisp and new, and the electronics are plugged in and charging. This year taught me what the best gift is – time and experiences. It is YOU that is the best gift ever. By offering your attention and your compassion, your time and your love – being present is the best present.
During the holidays we often mourn what we don’t have or what we can’t give. Going down the road of the past doesn’t lead to the now or the future, though. So on this Christmas morning I offer you a lesson that I learned from my own past; recent and forever ago. No matter your situation you might not see the gifts around you, but take in the experience with open eyes (and some Kleenex next to you is okay too). It may seem like the worst holiday or the saddest one, but know that there are insights to be gained within them. And for those who are having the most perfect Christmas – send those higher thoughts and prayers to those who might be sad, because even your littlest boost of energy may help someone get through this holiday. Be the light. Be the gift that you are.I believe in you. From our home to yours I wish you a magical holiday and an even more magical 2019.