The hustle and bustle of many of us who have bought into the commercialization of the Holidays are can be greatly scaled down if you spend a few minutes to check in with yourself – how well are you receiving the presents that life offers you every single day?
When you have a real smile on your face, because you are thinking how lucky you are to have health, the sunshine, the rain, the abundance of fruits that nature gives us, the ability to reach out to thousands of people and contribute to their lives, a call from a friend who is thinking of you…then you are enjoying the true gifts of life.
I believe that when you are good at receiving with gratefulness in your heart, you are also good at giving of yourself – remember that for the people in your life, the best present of all is your full presence. Even a hug given with full presence is a great gift. Yes, you truly can give a lot when you look into another’s eyes and are touched by the love you feel for this person.
If giving more material presents makes you happy and does not unduly stress your finances, go ahead and be generous in that way, too. Just take the time, and make sure you connect while you are giving your present. Then it will have double value!
The Intimacy Expert