Let Love, Not Worry Guide the Gifts
Let's be honest, a lot of worry this time of year can come in the form of gift giving. My grandma always used to say, "No matter how much I give you, it's never enough!"
She could never wrap up enough things to give to express her love to me, but that wasn't the point. Her real gifts to me weren't under the tree. They were every day in loving words, a warm touch, singing with me, letting me play pretend with her "real" jewelry and dress up in her high heals. It was her encouragement that I could be whatever I wanted to be. That was the real gift, and it was given every day without the fanfare and fancy wrappings of the Christmas Season.
Last night, I spoke with our two older children about giving Jesus a gift for Christmas. The interesting thing was, I was thinking about buying a gift to give to someone in need, but that didn't even enter their minds. Instead, they each told me of a child in their classes that was a bit of an outcast. One didn't have many friends, and the other was angry and sad all of the time. They each said that they wanted to befriend these two boys and show them God's love as their birthday gift to Jesus. No wrapping paper needed, and I was reminded again of my grandmother's words. Because this holiday season, the best gift we can give to that little babe in the manger is loving someone else selflessly. And love is always a worry free gift!
Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
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