“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller
I might possibly be the world’s worst gift giver. Every year I intend to find my family members the perfect gifts to reflect their personalities and tastes. And inevitably …
“Hope you like the wine and gift card!”
Sigh. To make up for sub-par gifts, I put a bit more thought into the cards and strive for the perfect blend of humour and mushy affection. When I sat down to write Christmas cards for my friends this year though, I was a bit stumped. I couldn’t help feeling that I’d said everything before. Then I came across Harlan Miller’s quotation, and the proverbial lightbulb came on. Of course I’d said everything before. I’ve loved the close people in my life for years, and often tell them how I feel.
There are only so many ways to put love into words, but that should never stop us from trying. Because while I’m a big believer in actions speaking louder than words, there’s nothing quite like hearing how much you mean to someone, especially this time of year.
A big Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all of you – now go shower someone you love with words of affection. Go.
Thanks for all your love and support! See you in the new year.