Last week we were discussing how to gift yourself with the practice of mindfulness, of being present in the moment. Once you establish that, you can be present enough to give the gift of presence to others as well.
With all the many errands and festivities the holidays bring, we have many opportunities to be present for others. What does that mean? It means that you establish your own mindful presence first, then open yourself to the other's energy. Are you ignoring that harried check-out person while going over your to-do list, or are you taking a moment to be with that person and perhaps saying something to lighten their day? Are your frantically trying to make the party perfect, or are you taking the time to be with your guests and be present with them? The holidays offer so many possibilities to practice this gift of presence. Try it!