Everyone loves gifts. No matter how good, or jaded we get, part of the appeal at Christmas is the anticipation of receiving gifts from those we love.
Yes, the kids may be excited than the adults, but the thrill of gifts is not lost on the adults. As we grow from Children waiting for Santa to come with our on Christmas eve to Adults whi become the Santa for other, we begin to learn quite a few important lessons concerning gifts.
One of the lessons we learn about gifts is that sometimes, it is not the cost of the gifts ,but the thought that is put into it. We also learn that not all gifts can be bought, and that some of the best gifts arenthe ones we did not buy we money.
Perhaps, this is the greatest lesson of all, that the best gifts are not found in shopping malls. The best gifts are found in the heart. It is understandable thay when we were young , we measured the quality of the gifts we receive by either their sizes or our desires for them.
Getting something you have been wishing for as a Christmas gift is a major win. However, the older we get, the more we find ourselves appreciating intentional gifts. Here is the thing about these kind of gifts, they are thoughtful, intentional, and usually come from a place of love.
When our gift giving transcend from a place of monetary value to that place of intent and love, we find ourselves thinking more of the recipients and how much impact our gifts will make to them.
You see, sometimes, we think the best gifts we can give or receive are the ones we buy, but that is not true.
There are gifts we can give that sends the right message and hit the right cord. Gifts that are found in the heart become important as we grow older. Shopping for Christmas gifts in the shopping malls for certain people will pele in comparison to giving them gifts that will speak to their hearts.
When you love a person, you will want to give them gifts that speak to their hearts , gifts that matter. How then do you find Christmas gifts that reside in the heart ?
You have to be intentional about what you are giving and why. One of the best ways to know the best gift to ice a person is to know their love language.
I have come to realize that quality time spent doing what the other person loves and has been wanting to do is actually an amazing gift. It can be as simple as cooking our loved one’s favourite food, or helping them with a project.
The truth is that gifts of the hearts are no judged by their quantity or event their variety.
These gifts are all about where they are coming from and why. Why are you doing what you are doing? Do you know that the intent behind a gift can sometimes be felt? Yes. That is why some of the best Christmas gifts are in the heart.