So 2017 has rolled around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about the rest of the year. Many people find that when it comes to gifts and presents they usually have something in mind that they WANT but don’t actually NEED.
I have spent hundreds of pounds over the years on presents people don’t need but because it’s a way of showing you love them have got them regardless.
After this past year it has made me realise how important it is to give the gift of love. Now this isn’t all hippy dippy crap, I really mean it. Give a gift that you would want yourself. Be proactive and use your love to think outside the box.
For Lukes 23rd birthday I decided to take away the pointless presents and buy him a trip to Norway to see the never ending summer. I found myself getting excited, unable to move away from my computer spending hours just starring away at Pinterest. All the cliffs and waterfalls and planning the stops on the way. I literally got lost imagining all of the adventures we are going to have.
This feeling of lightness came when I saw his face, from actually doing something proactive and knowing that I’m spending my money on a trip that’s going to change Luke and My relationship into one that’s constantly working towards achieving something far greater for our future selves.
This brings me to my next point, travel. Now this is not because of my obsession with travelling but more with my love of spending time exploring and seeing the other persons face when they look at you and say thank you, a thank you that leaves memories, that leaves you with a story to tell, even stuff like shells and sand from beaches far far away sticks to the back of the mind. Not just another oh great another bath set that I’m not going to use thank you….
This year I have taken it upon myself to give the power of travel as my gifts, so why don’t you? I no longer want to buy meaningless presents but to give memories, emotions and physical implications that they would’ve never even dreamed of receiving. They don’t even have to be paid presents you could easily go for a day long hike on the nearest hill or camping next to the pond in the local park and it could still be the best present they ever had. Even creating a memoir from a recent travel experience is creating a life long list of stories to tell.
This post is just about thinking. It’s about treasuring people and not thinking of them like objects that need more objects but more people with dreams and aspirations.
Real Life comes to those who create it not buy it. So go on and create it 😊