Presence! Presents! Presence!

Presence and presents, both are gifts.

Which one will you give more of this Season?

It is true that we can delight and charm recipients
with thoughtful and clever gifts.

But how much more meaningful might it be to offer them your presence?
Your attention?
Your acceptance?
Your empathy for their stressful day?
Your compassion for their challenging situation?
Your listening ear and heart?

Relationships are built over time and shared experiences.
Memories are made when we spend time together laughing,
talking, sharing events, activities, companionable silence and
creating our stories of connection.

Give the present of your presence to family, friends, coworkers,
even the clerk at the store, the barista making your coffee,
and the child asking you the annoying question.

Your presence is the Light of the Season.