The 12 Gifts of Christmas: #9 Self

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by Katrina Pfannkuch

On the first day of Christmas my true self gave to me… a dozen magnificent messages of wisdom and wonder from 12 popular speakers, authors, and visionaries. Each gift is from the heart, given with love exclusively for BellaSpark readers. Enjoy unwrapping these priceless life-affirming gifts!

The idea of a “perfect” gift is very misleading, and often counterproductive. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to find something amazing for each and every person on our gift list. When you really think about it from a heart centered place, you already have something perfect to give – you.

The connection you have created with each special person in your life is unique and deserves celebration in a way that reminds you both why you remain connected. That’s why scheduling uninterrupted time with someone is such a great gift idea. It gives you time to honor and enjoy each other, to feel nourished and supported, and radiate that feeling to one another.

Pick a day after the busy holiday season to do something heart opening, fun and relaxing with your friend, family member or loved one. It will give you time to catch up on details big and small, and nourish the relationship for the benefit of you both. Go for a walk, meet for lunch, see a movie, cook a meal together – just find an activity you both love and let it flow. The only requirements are to make sure it's special one-on-one time and to get a specific date scheduled.

As our lives continue to get faster paced, it's these moments of connection that hold our hearts, helping us through tough times. Create memories that replay like movies in your heart and mind. You choose to be in a person's life because they bring light, joy, support, laughter and countless other gifts of abundance. Why not celebrate the amazing gifts you reflect to each other by sharing light and presence?

Katrina Pfannkuch is a writer, editor and Reiki Master. She lives to write and create, and is passionate about health, personal development and social responsibility.

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