24 DecEveryday Gifting, a holiday reflection
As we move into the holiday gatherings with our dear families whom we rarely see enough, I’d like to take a look at something…
The dearest things we give and reeceive in all the world are not wrapped in shiny ribbons and bows. Frequently our greatest gifts are as simple as a hand-crafted compliment that is entirely accurate and deserved, a kind ear that listens beyond the first several egoic-driven impulses to ‘move on’, and in so doing, giving another heart a chance to reflect and to be heard.
These types of gifts are often remembered for years. Perhaps even a lifetime.
I watched a lovely TED Talk by Brene Brown about the power of vulnerability (it was superb), and it reminded me that being true to yourself, allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to be loved and courageous enough to do the loving are some of the most miraculous acts we can perform. And we can give these daily, even hourly, without being even one ounce diminished ourselves.
I hope your holidays are rife with the love and joy that is family and loved ones.
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