Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Being Present . A Present.

This was the center piece at my Company Holiday lunch created by moi, can you say pinspired?
Now if only the wrapping paper were a sweater and the ribbon was a scarf I'd be on point with all the rest of you bloggers.  But it's not.

As Christmas creeps closer and closer, I can't help but feel overwhelmingly excited and anxious for 2014.  But before the New Year, we've got lots to do.  I have one last Christmas present to buy... and I am done.   One would thinking by getting a jump start in October I'd be done by now, but buying on present in October and then waiting 'til December for all the rest doesn't really count.

My parents are heading out to see my brother, sister in law, and darling niece this weekend, and I am only just the slightest bit jealous.  Her presents this year are classic Christmas books with writing inside the front covers.  I've told her to never stop believing in Santa and spirit of Christmas, and to always embrace the love and cheer the Holiday season brings.   Sure at seven months she's a little young for these big messages, but they are always important.  Plus who doesn't love How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Polar Express, and The Night Before Christmas. 

As for me, sure I've asked for presents, there are quite a few things on my list.  But truth be told I'd be happy if there weren't a single thing under the tree, wrapped with my name on it.  I've had a year to be thankful for, with much much more to look forward to in 2014 (cough our wedding cough) which is a present it's self.  

And while we're talking about the word 'present', I'll try to be more present on this bloggity blog of mine, because here it is December 17th, and I've blogged a whopping four times.

What does the word present mean to you these days?



4 comments:

  1. love this. and i love what your wrote in the christmas book :) she'll appreciate it someday.

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  2. You have the most meaningful/bestest posts! I try to make sure present means more than a materialistic thing...sometimes I have to refocus and make sure I am beingggg present.

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  3. If I didn't have a thing under the tree, but I had my family, I would be perfectly content too! Must mean I'm becoming an adult :)

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  4. Being present is something people take for granted... they assume that being there is enough. It's the same between hearing someone and listening to someone. :)

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