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Presence Not Presents 2

"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
(Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)

Father-Son Time

To make Earth sustainable, we need a simpler material lifestyle, especially in the Rich World.
Parents and grandparents tend to overload their children with presents on festive occasions, like birthdays and Christmas.
You can try a low-gift rule.
Or buy experiences rather than things.

Good long-term feelings come from presence not presents!
Children need quality and quantity time!!

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
(From In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti)

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
(George McDonald)


This is the 2nd article on 'Presence Not Presents' and focuses on Parenting.

Also see:-

Presence Not Presents

Effective Communication & Children


Being Here-Now

Being Here-Now Quotes

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