So, what to get friends and family for Christmas? Video games? New computers, tablets, or smart phones? Subscriptions? Gift cards? Money?
Gift cards and money are good because they give the recipient more freedom to choose what they ultimately get.
But the best gift is probably your presence!
So, that get together you’ve been invited to? Go! If you haven’t heard from someone? Contact them! If those loved ones want you to come visit? Make that visit! If they want to visit you? Tell them to come and welcome them with open arms! No time? Make time!
Yes, there often isn’t time, but isn’t that always the case? Keep making that excuse, and you’ll find one day that there is no time! And you never know how long you’ll have any particular person you love in your life, even the younger ones.
In another of my posts, “Don’t Let Time pass You By!”, which I posted on May 15th, 2015, I mention how a travel writer wrote about not visiting a favorite uncle. That uncle died and the writer regretted not making the time to visit. It’s a good post to read if you think you haven’t the time.
As for money? Yes, it may be tight. And if you live far from those you love, it can make visiting more difficult. But please, do set money aside if at all possible and look for the cheapest way there! It will be money well spent!
So, you think no problem, except, you have no presents to give? That’s ok! Give them your presence! It may be the best present your loved ones would want!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year to all!
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