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The True Gift of the Holidays

Updated: Mar 26, 2022

This time of year can be a frenzy of materialism and it’s easy to get caught up in the hunt for perfect gifts. What can get lost amidst the endless shopping trips is what makes the holidays so special – the ability to sit back and appreciate all of the beautiful gifts God has granted us in our lives.

Here’s something to think about, to put things in perspective. How many presents from your childhood do you still use today? If receiving gifts made the holidays so important, those items would still play a prominent role in your life. Most of those toys, trinkets, and pajama sets are long gone, but Christmas still feels magical. That’s because the time we spend with family, the time we spend together giving thanks to God, gives true meaning to the holidays. The cold, winter, days give you the opportunity to create new memories as a family and renew your emotional bond. 

This year, try to ignore the material side of the holiday. There is nothing that you can buy at the store that will repay your loved ones for what they have given you throughout the year. Remember the real gifts that family and friends bring into our lives every day; acceptance, unconditional love, and support. 

Change the way you give and receive this holiday and give your loved ones the things that really matter. Share experiences with them, tell them how much you love them, and start focusing on how you can give back.

Never forget, you can change your life for the better at any time. All you have to do is take the first step in the right direction. Contact me to help change your perspective at:

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