The Gift That Continues To GiveIn a world preoccupied with the quest for material possessions, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the most valuable things we own are our most precious memories. Good memories are the gift that that keeps giving. They make us smile, feel proud and re-experience the pleasure of past times.
Looked at through the soft lens of sentiment, even the memory of cranky relatives and family traditions that bored or annoyed us at the time can be heart-warming links with our past. But whether your memories of the holiday season conjure up good feelings or happy sounds, smells, tastes and/or negative feelings filled with disappointments, resentments and grudges, I hope you’ll resolve to consciously create lasting good memories for yourself and those you care about.
Although a few of us remember what we gave or got last year or the year before, the tendency is to put too much emphasis on the process of giving and getting gifts. The true gift is the memory one can reflect upon and carry within ones heart.