Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far.
To be honest I was struggling with finding a topic to write about on this week’s blog. But then it came to me because last weekend was really special. There was a huge birthday celebration in my family and it gave me the perfect topic for today’s blog post. I was on a call with my family and you could feel the love from every single person. As awesome as it would have been to buy the person the biggest house or the flashiest car, I think being able to spend time with them whether physically or virtually was a much better gift. Time is very precious and I think it’s the best gift you can give anyone. Yes, you can buy really expensive amazing gifts for people but spending quality time and building amazing experiences with them is much more valuable. Time is something we often take for granted because we feel like we have it in abundance. But the truth is that it is not infinite. Your time can be up at any minute or second. So what you do with it when you have it should count. What better way to spend it than creating lovely memories with the people you love.
Of course, spending it physically would be even better. But we’re still in the corona era. Although restrictions are winding down now, they are still very much in place. Traveling is still an issue. In most cases, you still need to add another 14 days each way to quarantine. That’s a lot of time spent in quarantine. So anyway spending time however way you can with the people you love is vital. For both parties. It’s one of those gifts that everyone gets to enjoy. Also, it has a grounding and comforting effect. Your mind can be up in the sky and you could worry about everything under the sun, but speaking to your loved ones and realising that maybe you haven’t spent as much physical time as you would have liked with them is a nice way to give you perspective. A way to maybe make you more grateful for the things you do have; Health, a roof over your head, access to food and clean water, and most of all love. Which, as cheesy as it sounds is the greatest thing in the world.
So yeah, despite not sending a physical gift I felt like I sort of did. To be perfectly honest, I still feel a bit guilty for not sending an actual physical gift and not being able to possibly afford something as expensive as I would like to. But even in that regard, the flashiest gift is not necessary. It’s really the thought that matters. Giving someone even a mug that has their favorite quote printed on it is an amazing gift. Again it may not be the most expensive or extraordinary thing, but it shows the thought that went into it.
P.s. the featured image is a #drawthisinyourstylechallenge I’m participating in on Instagram.
Thank you for spending time with me today and I hope you’ll be back here again next week Wednesday. Have a great rest of the week!