I’ve been thinking about the present thing and Christmas, and you know, the Christmas feeling for me has nothing to do with presents themselves. What it has to do with is kindness towards others, and not just family. The idea that people would be kind to each other is what Christmas is about for me; presents fit into that category when they are given with love and kindness. BUT presents aren’t the only thing that can give that feeling, and it is nice not to be focused on them as the exclusive vehicle of kindness towards the people we love and the people we know.
So if a person is giving presents at Christmas one likes to be included in that, and if they are not giving any presents then one likes to be included in whatever kindnesses they are giving for the holiday season.
The most lasting gift we can give to one another is that we matter to one another.
Anyway, just my thoughts this morning.
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“That best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
1770 – 1850