The Gift of Time

The holiday season is here. This time of year is full of shopping, partying, and giving gifts. Sometimes we spend hours searching for just the right THING to satisfy our loved ones. We ponder and fret over the selection and often spend money that should be allocated to other areas in our life. I am convinced that no matter how much money we spend or how many gifts we buy, the greatest gift we can give is our time. When you shop this year, look for gifts to give that will bring you closer to the people you love, gifts that offer them more time with you.
1. Try buying your child an art/drawing kit. You can use this time to encourage your child’s creativity while spending time together.
2. Buy your best friend or sister a book (get yourself the same book) and ask them to read along with you. The two of you can discuss the book over brunch or lunch at the end of the month, or discuss it via email or phone if that is more practical.
3. Get your husband body massage oil with a coupon from you for a future body massage at his request.
You get the idea. Really you don’t have to spend tons of money. Be creative and give from your heart.
You will cherish the time spent with the people you love. Who knows,  you might even start some new holiday traditions.

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