The Gift of Presence

December 27, 2010

Christmas is a such a wonderful time for being with friends and family, and this year, more than any other, I have really meant and felt this truth. With all the hustle and bustle, trying to get this and that just right, I truly noticed the best part was the presence of all the people I spent the holidays with. Everyone was so ‘there’, interested in everyone, listening to stories, genuine smiles, and being present with one another. I loved this. Ending this year with these moments, I am filled with joy, right up to the brim, like a full cup of sweet and rich hot cocoa.