Don’t Just Give a Gift, Be a Gift

Christmas is only a few days away and the stores and web sites are filled with people looking to find that perfect gift for everyone on their list. While this time of year is meant to be joyful, for some there is real pressure to validate their love and/or who they are in the gifts they give. Perhaps you are one of those people who wants to make a champagne impression but you have a Boone’s Farm budget. As the days tick off you are feeling the pressure build and it is like a knot in your gut.

But what if the most perfect gift you could give required no budget, no risk of an overdraft on your checking account or no depression when the credit card bills hit in a few weeks? And what if that most perfect gift was already in your possession and did not require going to malls or waiting for a web site to come back up after traffic caused it to crash? You already have the perfect gift. In fact, we all do. It is YOU! And it is US!

Whether we know it or not we are the perfect gift for ourselves and everyone on our list. Whether you knew that at one time and just forgot or no one ever told you the gift that you are, it is true. You are a gift. And when you realize that you are a gift and begin to see yourself that way and treat yourself that way, something absolutely incredible happens. The people you talk to and come in contact with can feel it too and they begin to treat you like the gift that you are. And as good as that is, it gets even better. Because when you are a gift others can begin to see themselves as the gift that they are.

A word of caution. When we talk about being a gift we are not talking about some egotistical exercise. We are talking about simply seeing ourselves the way that God, Source or The Universe sees us and loves us. God loves each of us and is not wrong for doing so.

There is nothing wrong with giving gifts and looking for that special gift can be a fun experience. But this year why not see yourself as the gift that you are? Don’t just give a gift, be the gift that you are! Merry Christmas to all.

Lynn Everard

Please note: The author is not a licensed medical or psychological professional and the contents of this blog and its posts are not to prescribe cures or solutions. The reader assumes all responsibility for using the contents for his or her own edification.

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