Love is the gift that always multiplies.
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. Even in this pandemic year, and perhaps yet more so in our semi-isolation, we’ve been focused on holiday gift-giving. We’ve been cautiously shopping in stores and to a larger extent ordering presents online. It seems that gift-giving is a way we can show our love and concern, when in-person interactions are limited or non-existent.
A mindfully chosen present does signal our care to the recipient. They know we’ve put thought and effort into our gift to them. It’s a way in which we express our love.
There are other less-tangible ways in which we show caring. If we’re in a lower-risk COVID category, we can run errands for others or deliver meals. Sharing our news and stating our feelings via cards or letters is also appreciated. Perhaps most cherished of all, we can give the gift of our time and listen, really listen to the other person. A phone call or a Zoom or Skype session makes this possible. The medium isn’t as important as allowing the other to feel truly heard.
Today’s message reminds me that love is the most important thing I have to offer. When I demonstrate caring and consideration, I’ve offered the most valuable thing I have. Love has no expiration date, never goes out of style, and always is exactly the right size.
How about you? How can you show your love?