It is not a present. Instead it is a presence reminder -- this (almost) empty box is my visual cue/reminder to be present to my family this holiday season, rather than getting caught up in shopping, parties, and all the busy activities that can dominate the holiday season and actually pull us away from our family.
In the box, I put index cards on which I have written about one moment during the day when I was completely present -- completely and utterly focused on ONLY Wild Thing or Caterpillar or both -- a moment that I want to remind myself to be grateful for, a moment that demonstrated the magic, the value, the wonder of being completely present.
Simple, huh? Yes. Simple, but also one of my best Christmas presents/presence ever. What's under your tree?
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