Is it better to give or receive?

T’was the night before Christmas and under the tree,

My hubby and I placed presents and set up a brand new teepee,

Legos, a monster truck, a sleeping bag and more,

The room was filled with presents galore.

Oh, how I love that I GET TO be Santa now, after all these years of wishing and wanting.

As exhausted as I was, I felt nothing but joy and gratitude as we got things ready for the big surprise come morning.

And surprised I was.

For as we lay in bed taking bets on whether or not our four year old son would come in our room first or head straight downstairs to see what Santa had brought, all I could think about was the look of wonder his face as he saw the all presents under the tree.

But what to my wondering eyes should appear,

Was a sweet child who gently whispered in my ear, 

“Mommy, I have something for you.”

Even as I write this, my heart still melts.

“I have something for YOU.”

That my friend, was not what I was expecting to receive Christmas morning, but it was the greatest, merriest, most wonderful gift of all.

I hope your holidays were filled with the joy of giving AND receiving. Although it often feels so much better to give, remember to keep your heart open to receiving those tiny little miracles you didn’t see coming.

For more inspiration, check out The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra who tells us that being able to both fully give AND receive is important to our wellbeing.

Happy Holidays!



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