On this first day of December, most people have finished their Christmas shopping while others are dreading the beginning of it. This month brings about a school of emotions for folks. I know that for me the anticipation of family gatherings and good food sends my senses to their happy place. The influence of Christmas is all around us. You certainly can not drive two feet before seeing a tree on the roof of someone’s car. It doesn’t matter where you go, the vibration of the holiday season is in full bloom.
What does Christmas mean to you? For me, it is far more than going around store to store finding the right gift and taking up the role of Santa. Personal connections, doing things that fills the soul and simply being authentic are the things I am looking for in the evolution of the year. Sure, the gifts and the eggnog can make for a fun time. However, let us not forget the magic that this time of year and every day can truly bring. There isn’t a gift good enough to replace a friendly smile, a hug and a simple pause just to show you care. So as you go about looking for that perfect gift remember that the best credit card you have is your HEART and the best gift you can give is your own brilliance.