Imagine receiving a beautifully wrapped gift – then told you couldn’t open it? Not just a “do not open before Christmas” admonition, I mean you can’t open it - ever. You’ll never experience or enjoy what’s inside. Would you ever give a gift and tell the recipient, “You can’t open it – not ever.” That would just be weird, [...]


Happy Thanksgetting

When I was a child, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. It was the only major holiday that everyone was into. People got together to celebrate various traditions of thankfulness and enjoy each other’s company. I recall people contributing food or time to shelters and food programs for the homeless. Inviting someone to dinner who didn’t have family to be [...]


‘Tis the Season for Giving PRESENCE

Imagine, for a moment, people at the end of life. What might be on their minds? A recollection of all the cool presents they've received over the years? Perhaps material things they still want? I'm thinking ... not! They are more likely to be remembering those sacred gifts of presence they've been so fortunate to receive - and the [...]

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