Christmas is officially over and now our focus moves on to a new year. But, before we get started on 2015, I want to reflect on my Christmas.
I actually didn’t open any “wrapped” gifts this year. I had so many blessings that were not actual things I can hold in my hand but rather blessings that were more like actions sprinkled throughout the Christmas season.
These actions sparked a plethora of thoughts on Christmas day. As I have gotten older, I have begun to realize I need less material items and the things that fill my heart most are someone’s time, advice or a hug. We place so much value on gifts wrapped in beautiful wrapping paper with big beautiful bows. Trust me, I love gifts; however, the most amazing gifts this season did not come in a box.
For example, being offered my first paying job as a writer. WOW! I felt like Margo Thomas, as she throws her hat up in the air in New York City (some of you may be too young to know who she is). I literally left that meeting with a spring in my step. My boss giving me my review and saying the most beautiful things about me. He brought tears to my eyes, I had no idea he saw me that way. A stay-cation at a beautiful flat at the Domain, a lovely apartment where I was able to relax and enjoy the loveliness of being alone again. And, a Christmas phone call that will forever change my view on how we communicate with each other.
All of these “presents” made me think that it isn’t necessarily a “present” we need at Christmas but the “presence” of special people in our lives. The love people bring you is the true spirit of Christmas.
I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas gifts this year, I know I did. I am blessed beyond belief and thank you for your gift of time by reading my blog.