A Lesson in Gift Giving

This year we were hit by some unexpected bills. This made us have to really cut back on Christmas. It has been hard not buying gifts for the people I would love to buy gifts for. However, it also left me re-evaluating my whole approach to gift giving.

Throughout the year, I would see gifts in stores or things to make , but wouldn’t buy them or make them because I needed to wait for Christmas. However, after this year’s experience, I am going to change that. Starting January 1, when I see something to make or buy, I will do it.

How much more fun and exciting would it be to receive a gift at some random point in the year just because somebody thought you would like it? Or because it reminded them of you?

There is a benefit to me in this approach too. It will cause me to pay more attention to the people I love, making note about what they care about, the things they are passionate about, and the things that cause them fear or anxiety.

I believe it will make me a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, coworker, neighbor, dog owner, writer, baker . . . and the list goes on.

This is my new plan for 2023.

I am just sorry it took until now to put it into action.

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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