It’s not getting what you want
November 23, 2012 by
Categories: Fun, Human, Mindfulness, Personal

“My greatest skill in life has been to want but little.”–Thoreau

“It’s not getting what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”-Cheryl Crow

Like most everyone else, I love the holiday season. A while ago, though, it became less about receiving (at this point in my life, if I need something, I’ll just go buy it–I don’t have the self-discipline to wait for a holiday) and much more about giving. But it’s just not giving anything–it is giving with purpose and meaning. I believe a lot of thought should go into a gift and it’s just not my indecisiveness, it is considering the person that I am buying for, what they might like, what they could use, and then matching that with a gift as best as I can. Believe me, this makes buying the gift and watching the person open it and use it all the more enjoyable.

It’s also a good way to avoid this:


I hope that we all have received gifts from others that have put a lot of thought into it. I’ve long believed that a gift from the heart is greater than a gift from the wallet. That doesn’t necessarily mean that gifts from the heart are cheap or inexpensive. It just means that when we give in this way, we give a little part of ourselves to the other person, and that is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

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