Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. (Ruth Reichl)
Normally the first thing I’d also think of when hearing the word SHARING is a meal, as Reichl referred to in the quote. I think that’s why THANKSGIVING has always been my favorite holiday. I love the working together, chatting together (or arguing together on occasion if I’m to be honest! LOL), then the sitting down to a meal and just relaxing and breathing as one — one family. No presents, no fancy decorating required, just BEING together. I have two siblings. A brother who lives in Ohio, and a sister who lives here in town. Our family is so small, yet so important.
But interestingly, that’s NOT the first thing that came to mind when I read Harula’s word for today. Instead I thought of another quote in my journal.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. (Robert Brault)
The SHARING that I thought of was the SHARING OF TIME. I’m so NOT a calendar person. If someone — family or friend or stranger for that matter — needs something, I’m always willing to share with them the best gift I have to give, the gift of my time. I think the older I’ve gotten the more precious that gift seems to me. As we age our days, even our hours, shorten. They become finite. Infinitely more valuable than most anything else we have to give.
So how about you? When all the presents are unwrapped on Christmas this year and there’s paper strewn all over the floor, is there any kind of gift you put under the tree for those most important people in your life that is a gift of SHARING YOUR TIME, YOURSELF with them? There’s still 23 days to figure out how to do that.. 🙂
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