It’s winter! Our crazy weather went from summer to winter and basically skipped fall this year. You can feel the cold crisp air when you step outside. Everywhere you go, you see holiday decorations and we know that means the season of giving is almost here. It’s time to start making our list and checking it twice. Time to try to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list: children, parents, friends, neighbors, teachers! You don’t want to leave anyone out.
We look for the sales adds, coupons, special offers, but how does one find the perfect gift? I could get my daughter that doll she wanted, my son – the toy train, my husband – a tool, the list goes on and on, but are those the perfect gifts? We all use gifts to show others how much we care or love them, so finding the perfect gift is always very important. We pause and think long and hard. What would make that person feel special? What is the perfect gift?
My yamaroody husband said something to me that left me thinking long and hard about what really makes someone feel special. It occurred to me that the perfect gift is time. Time playing with the kids, time volunteering to help our parents with a task, time helping our neighbors with yard work, and even time sewing last minute details on costumes for my kids dance teacher! Time is the best gift we can give to anyone. We can give more by giving ourselves to others.
So, this holiday why not give the ones we love the best gift ever. Let’s give the one gift that money can’t buy. Let’s spend time with our loved ones and give them the gift of time. Until next time enjoy every minute as if it were your last and give everyone the perfect gift of time!