We love to give gifts at the holidays because they are a symbol of our love for one another. Yet now that the gifts have been exchanged and the presents are opened, what’s left of the holidays? The greatest on-going gift you can give another is your presence. This gift is always needed and matches everyone’s decor. It lasts all year long. It’s the gift that keeps on giving because when someone feels seen and heard, they can see and hear others more easily, thereby passing it along.

So now that the food has been eaten and the wrapping paper cleared away, spend time being present to others. Give them the gift of your attention, your interest, your engagement and you will give them the greatest gift – your love.