During this holiday season,
We are showered with gifts.
But gifts are things.
Gifts can distract us
From a present that really matters.
Let’s never forget
That our present
That matters the most
Is the present.
We are so lucky to be in the present.
Without the present,
The present has so much to offer.
Yet, we are too often distracted
By what happened in the past
Or what might happen in the future.
We need to spend more time in the present
And savor all that it has to offer us now.
The present can also be shared with others,
Making it much richer for all.
We should also never forget
That the present
Is a time when we can act
And make the present even richer
For us and for others.
If we act with others in the present,
The present can grow
In ways that we never imagined.
The present is a present
That keeps on giving.
Let’s be grateful.