Give With A Cheerful Heart
Presents should be a source of pleasure, but are often a source of anxiety, especially in the rush of Christmas. Gift giving is a huge subject, and can be a bit of a minefield. I put a lot of thought into presents. In fact I stress quite a bit about finding the 'right' present for each person.
I looked up the meaning of 'gift'. The sheer simplicity of the definition took all the pressure off somehow :
Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.
It was simpler after I read that, and a few decisions that I had been stressing over suddenly became easy.
If you are worrying Will they like it? What will they think? Have I spent too much? Have I not spent enough? Have I missed the last posting date? (You have!), take a step back and think of what it is really about.
It may be the religious festival, or just being together with family; taking a mid winter break, counting your blessings, helping others....What is it really about for you?
Focus on that.
It's only Christmas!