Monday’s Mantra: Give a Gift of Time

Tis’ the season for holiday parties, stocking stuffers, mistletoe, overcrowded shopping malls, and a smorgasbord of baked goods.  It’s hard to believe the time has come so fast, and some of us are probably trying to catch our breath from all of the festive, extracurricular activities competing for our attention.  But, as we move about this week of Christmas, it’s important that we all pause to take a moment to rest and reflect on the true riches of life.

One of the things I love most about this time of year are the various theatrical presentations of the birth of Jesus.  The story itself is full of majesty and power, but it also serves as a reminder of who Jesus is as the Son of God and as a giver to the world.  While we know that He performed many miracles, it’s also important to recognize that He unselfishly gave His time to enhance the lives of others.  Time is something that we all tend to take for granted because we simply assume there will always be more.  But, in the midst of all the holiday frolic, let us not forget to invest our time embracing loved ones, causes, and humanity.  These are the things that truly make us wealthy, keep us humble, and define the love we all declare we have in our hearts.  I suspect that when we give more of our time, we will find that it’s a gift that’s forever priceless and infinitely nourishing to our souls.

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed holiday season!  xoxoxo

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