Christmas time is always a busy time of year, and as our awareness opens us up to more giving as we buy presents and visit loved ones whom we perhaps haven’t seen all year, as that closeness that bond of love which builds up in what we term the ‘Christmas Spirit.’ We smile and wish everyone a Happy Christmas, we also leave tips and good wishes for their New Year to come to those who have served us through out the year, as we wish them well.
At Christmas time our senses are heightened, for once we have to stop and think about others instead of ourselves as we madly rush around thinking of that perfect gift to give them.
And yet what is that perfect gift? It can never be found within the material gifts we toil all year long to attain.
My elderly Aunty who is 86 summed it up perfectly when I went to visit on Friday. As she thanked me for the gift I had taken, she said the gift she misses most is the gift of her eyesight.. For she is too ill to have more operations on her cataract eye problems. I took some photo’s and she enjoyed viewing them through a huge lens which had a light inside to help enlarge the images she could see.
Often we take so many of our Natural Gifts for granted, the gift of seeing, hearing, and our health.
The perfect gift for me comes absolutely free. Its the gift of ‘Giving back’ giving of yourself to serve your fellow man, and it may come as simple as a smile to a stranger or a helping hand to a young mum getting on the bus loaded with shopping, pushchair and toddler in tow. Just showing courtesy and respect. Small things I know, but they mean a lot to those receiving.
These are the gifts we should share all year round. Yet we have become so caught up in the wheel of toil and debt in this so called ‘Modern Age’ of keeping up with the Jone’s, we rush around in our own little worlds blinked to others needs.
I often think back to what maybe termed the ‘Good Old Days’ when things were much simpler then. Friends have often said to me there was nothing ‘Good’ about those days without the time saving gadgetry we rely upon today.
But I say this; to me they were the ‘Good Old Days’ for we knew who our neighbours were, in fact whole communities came together. We didn’t lock our doors behind us as we entered our homes or view every stranger with suspicion. We pulled together helping each other out, We used to have time for one another.
The Gifts we have forgotten in these so called Modern times is that we have forgotten how to give of our time to each other.
And time is a gift we should all give ourselves. For time is running faster for every one of us. Just where did this year go? And what, as you look back did we actually achieve?
Isn’t it time we ALL gave ourselves that perfect gift?
As we move into yet another year. Let us spend time with ourselves if only for Five Minutes in our busy days. Go into that sacred space of silent thought. Spend time with yourselves, and listen to those inner most promptings that ‘Inner Voice’ .
Stop and think of all those material possessions we all have, and think for 5 minutes of your day which one you prize the most… Not one of them do we take with us when we pass from this life..
We only take that which we have gathered within our Hearts
And then give thanks for the Gifts you’ve had with you all your life which have cost you absolutely nothing to buy, but without them all the toil and sweat of your labours would mean nothing.
That is the Greatest gift of all..
The Gift of Life.
The Gift of Health.
The Gift of Happiness.
And the Gift of life our Earth Mother gives us Free Every Single Day of the year.. She gives us our very breath every day!
Love and Blessings And Enjoy each of your cherished Gifts!
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