Well its December 17th and all my client goodies have been delivered. It was a whirlwind of 3 days but I managed to get it done. If only I was able to give something to all 345 in my database I would have felt much better. It was tough trying to decide who get and who does not. I did my best to select clients that I closed with this year and clients who worked with me on as a repeat or sent someone to me. Even with that it was still hard not to include everyone. My goodies consisted of Mini Lemon Loaf cakes with a drizzled icing, Pumpkin Cranraisen cookies, Toffee Bar, and an over sized Rice Crispy treat. A few bags did include a bottle of wine. I spent all day on Sunday with my sister cooking up a storm. It was really nice to spend some holiday time with her. After all the baking was done we filled the boxes wrapped them up and loaded them in the car. It too me 2 days to get from Oceana to Portsmouth but I did it.
I love the holidays not for the gift but for the spirit. It is about your heart not about the price of the gift. I was talking with someone the other day about rhetorical gifts. You know the ones you keep wrapped under the tree with no ones name on it. I was saying I hate with you get a gift that someone just gives because they feel guilty. I don’t know most of what I do at the holidays has a lot to do with feeling. I actually do a lot of hand made gifts like knitted baked or digital.
With the economy and the financial crisis this world is feeling I did not want to get overwhelmed with buy, buy, buy so this year I took time to sit back relax and think what can my heart and hands do that is actually a priceless gift.
What are you doing this year? Are you running around trying to pick out a gift for everyone on the list? De stress your self relax. The greatest gift has already been given. I believe that our salvation is a priceless gift all you have to do is receive it. Have you given some one the gift of knowing salvation? Maybe inviting them to services or just spending time with them would be the best gift ever given.