The Sixth Healthy Day of Christmas: Presence for Presents
My intention for day six of the Twelve Healthy Days of Christmas was to tell you all about gift-giving and how much stress it can needlessly generate at this time of year.
Then I read this on Christiane Northrup's site:
Here’s what I’ve come up with: The giving of a gift and the receiving of a gift should give an equal amount of pleasure. It’s like giving a lover pleasure. You get as much out of the experience whether you’re giving or receiving. Plus gift giving should be meaningful, not stressful.
And I thought - that's it! I really admire and respect Dr. Northrup, and I think this blog post is just perfect regarding the art of gift giving over the holidays.
So instead of coming up with a creative new way to re-state her message, I'm going to let it stand, and encourage you to go read it for yourself.
We all own a lot of stuff. We all have a lot of stress in our lives. This year, let's give the gift of presence.