A Gift From You

It's not to late to track down the perfect gift from you! This week Ana looks at simple gift-giving ideas for the holidays. 

No matter what holiday you celebrate, or even if you celebrate none at all, December is a time for reflection on one’s life. In the last month of the year, this is the place from which people look at how their year was spent, with whom, and usually find gratitude for that time. 
There are so many ways to show your gratitude and love for the people in your life, or just for life itself. But just in case you forgot, here’s a little holiday reminder:
 
1. Give from the heart
2. Make some art
3. Give some of your time
4. H elp a skill get refined
5. Give an action or intention
6. A shout-out or worthy mention
7. Create an experience to remember
8. And an impression that lasts past December
9. If you’re stuck, just pinterest or google it
10. 'Cuz if it’s got love, it will be a holiday hit!
 
And as a gift, here are 7 holiday quotes to inspire you in the art of giving this year:
* As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.  - Donald E. Westlake

* Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. -  Hamilton Wright Mabie

* Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!- T.A. Barron

* May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility. - Mary Anne Radmacher

* The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness. - Helen Keller

* The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Pablo Picasso

* Love the giver more than the gift. – Brigham Young

* New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. - Charles Lamb

* We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Image: Flickr - Giving by Cat Klein

 

Ana Zaldarriaga

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