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November 25, 2013

The Best Present You Can Give

Author: JenniferMaster1

If you’re like me, it’s easy to get caught up in all the hussle and bussle of Christmas with decorating, meal planning, shopping and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on Santa’s list and your own list! Holiday time can be stressful as we try to fit in extra activities such as parties, community service and family gatherings into our already full schedules.

When you’re pondering what to give this year, take a moment to ponder if you are giving your family, friends and co-workers the best gift you can which is simply Hands receaving a Present for Christmasyour time, focus and most of all your PRESENCE!

Are you ever in a conversation with someone or your child is wanting your attention and you kind of “half-listen?” You may be distracted by another person or a project you were working on, or your mind may be off in another part of your world.

As humans, we CRAVE connection with others! Even those personalities that don’t mind being alone want to be noticed, validated, and loved. People who seek out counseling or therapy do it more for the need to be given 100% attention from another human being than the practical help they will get. They want someone to listen to them.

Here is a beautiful story from my upcoming book of a father and son interaction which illustrates the importance of being PRESENT and giving our time to those we care most about. (Author unknown)

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah, sure. What is it?”

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”

SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make one hundred dollars an hour.”

SON: “Oh!” [with his head down]

SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow fifty dollars?”

The father was furious.

DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard every day and come home to this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that fifty dollars, and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”

SON: “No, Daddy, I’m awake.”

DAD: “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the fifty dollars you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: “Oh, thank you, Daddy!”

Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some crumpled-up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money and started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money and then looked up at his father.

DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”

SON: “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do. Daddy, I have one hundred dollars now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

father-and-sonThe father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son and begged for his forgiveness.

Time easily slips through our fingers. Are we spending time with those who really matter most to us, those close to our hearts? Do you remember to share that hundred dollars’ worth of your time with someone you love?

If we died tomorrow, the company we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days, but the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Affirmations to be in the present:

*Today I will be the present by being in the present. *I will look others in the eye and communicate on a deep level. *I will not let thoughts pull me out of the present moment. *I will learn from the past, look to the future but always be in the present.

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