It's a very cold, frosty morning here in the
and we've had our first snow.
This morning, I've been thinking about
what's important to leave behind.
I've always thought that it
would be a good thing to
leave some kind of legacy.
Some strong sense of something to ground,
enrich or inspire those who follow.
And being so close to the holidays,
I'm also considering the possibility of these things
as gifts. Something that will make
a difference to those that I
have the privilege to encounter.
Obviously, this type of gift isn't quite as convenient
to give as one that can
be wrapped in pretty paper.
So, I guess, they become a challenge as
well as a gift to ourselves.
Because, in order to "give" them
we have to be living them.
So, hmm....I guess you could call it..
"Living" a gift instead of
"giving" a gift.
Wouldn't it feel amazing to give something
like this to someone
that we knew would hopefully be passed
down for generations?
We do that with heirloom pieces and
handmade gifts. Wouldn't it be wonderful to
gift a person with some intangible "heirlooms"
A sense of humor~
(Which is a little ironic.
Because I've never had one.
Hah! But I'm learning!)
What a great thing it would be to
to laugh or be able to look at
a "lighter perspective."
Something that could help a person get
through the tougher times of life.
And help someone else do the same!
There's something else that I feel
that I am having
have had to "grow in to."
What a comforting thing to be on the
recipient of this loving attribute.
Everyone needs compassion.
Kindness shown in a time of pain.
No matter what the source of that pain is.
Another name for this could be:
Being a thinker and then taking it a
step further to the "doing" stage.
What a fun way to stretch the
imagination and be creative!
To apply gifts... talents and knowledge.
An opportunity to learn something new!
Of course, I enjoy going to concerts, movies and
and plays. They are fun, interesting and
enriching. However, I don't want my life to
be characterized by that.
And it's so much more satisfying to use
what I've learned and the skills that I
have acquired to enrich someone else's life!
Everyday is filled with multiple opportunities
to apply this or to grow in it.
These are just a few that are important to me.
You've probably thought of your own while
reading through this.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thank you so much for stopping by and
have a beautiful a day!