I grew up hearing, “It’s better to give than to receive”. Giving can be a wonderful thing, especially when we give wholeheartedly, not expecting mere things to do the work of love, friendship and caring.
The beauty of aging is knowing that it is not things or experiences that are the gift. It is the love and respect you have for the receiver that becomes the gift. What is between you, family and friends is the gift. The wrapped gifts are symbols, and they are wonderful, especially when wrapped with joy and friendship, shared family, love and memories. Implied in the ribbons and paper is hope for continued meetings and memories. The past, present and future is in any and every gift, wrapped, written or spoken. Enjoy knowing that THAT is the perfect gift.
Mary is a certified Life Coach in Omaha where she enjoys reading and sharing books, taking in nature and exploring all life has to offer with her husband Kurt, and rescue dog "Scruffy".