It is beautiful to give. It is also a gift to receive as you allow the gift of giving to happen.
We are all so busy, but much of this busyness is self-created and self-inflicted. Consider what is truly valuable and worthy of your time. Then create time for those things. Wounds are created when we are "too busy" for loved ones. I'm not sure the scars ever truly go away.
Ever notice that when someone has 10 reasons why they aren't available, or when they try to convince you of their importance elsewhere, you realize how very UN-important you are to them...
Materialistic things don't matter.
This may seem contradictory, but I think of our love bombs. They are filled with things. However, while the things are nice, we all realize it is what they represent to the recipient. Somebody was thinking of me, someone cared enough to send this to me. Have things in your home that make you happy? I certainly hope so. It is an emotion connected to it or a memory. It pleases our senses. Things do matter, but we remember they are only things.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
I couldn't resist this - nothing like a loyal pup.
Just a few thoughts to ponder...we all seem to love things like vacations, summer, cabins with a fireplace and hot cocoa, the beach, etc. What do all of these have in common?? Family time, friend time,relaxed time, stress-free time. Maybe we need to work to create lives that closely follow these traits. Easy? Not so much. Possible? I think so. As I mentioned the other day - follow your heart and your passion. The happiness will follow.