My family knows me so well…their personal choices for bestowing gifts upon me during the holidays were overwhelming on an whole new level. From a Gratitude Box, a unique journal, and books to luxurious self-care bathing products, stunning jewelry, and tickets for musical events in the coming year, I was well-spoiled beyond imagination. Each giver took valuable time to really think about my interests, my needs, my wants, and my dreams while thoughtfully nourishing my mind, body, spirit, and soul in extraordinary ways.
My Momma often talked about the secret to a success life: it’s in “the giving.” GIVE is an action word and when we give, our lives are touched and changed forever. All around us are daily opportunities to give; money is only a small part of what is needed in the world. While we cannot give what we do not have, we are all wealthy in magnificent ways. Instead, GIVE support, encouragement, time, attention, advice, honor, blood (literally, y’all–give a pint some day soon), praise, respect, enthusiasm, a smile (or ten), energy, ideas…this list is endless! Each of us are givers and are gifted in miraculous ways. Challenge yourself and others; dig deep if you have to, and then allow your natural generosity to spring forth from your personal well in some spectacular way as a “gift of giving” every single day…after all, it’s one more positive way to keep the season alive each day of the year.