Guess what? It’s only 363 days away. Are you excited? What’s your plans? Where are you going to meet with family and friends? Are there any White Elephant Gift Collections, office parties, get-togethers? Have the requests been made, the shopping lists compiled? Come on. . .it’s going to be here before we know it!
Can you remember?
Come on, that’s an easy question, isn’t it? Can you still remember everything you either gave or received for Christmas some 48 hours ago? Even in the craziest, still right in the middle of the chaos, maybe not yet opened presents, you can still remember, can’t you?
What about 367 days ago? Can you remember everything you either received or gave LAST YEAR for Christmas?
Wait. . .let’s make it at least a little bit of a challenge. Can you remember what you gave or got 7 years ago for Christmas? What about 17 years ago? Want to try for 31 years ago. . .wait, wait, let’s go back 44 years ago, or lets go 52…does anyone (if you’re THAT old) remember what they got 58 years ago for Christmas?
I don’t. I don’t remember and the worst thing about this embarrassing public confession is that these are gifts that have been given to me by people who love me; gifts I’ve given people in my life who I can’t imagine not being in my life and for the life of me I can’t remember these gifts.
THESE are not the kind of gifts that I’m writing about here. The Gifts I’m speaking about those GIFTS in your life of people who will always be a part of yourself for all of your life. Those who’ve interwoven themselves into the very fabric of your life.
Seasons end. Holidays come and go very quickly. Days fly by faster than you could tear them from your calendar. People. . .Loved ones stay. . .even when they’re gone. . .maybe especially wen they are gone.
Hence: THE BESTEST GIFTS EVER.
The Moral of past 350 words: RESPECT, ADMIRE, ADORE, CHERISH. . .LOVE those Gifts in your life and then remember, REMEMBER how literally Un-forgetable they are 2, 367 or 58 years now and all the moments and seconds in between!
And. . .and never let them feel any less than the priceless, precious gifts they are to you. . . .