This season of giving always reminds me of when my 4 grown children were little and used to delight me with special homemade gifts filled with love. Although the drawings, clay pots and gifts were simple and somewhat crude the value of them was immeasurable. As I looked at the smiles on their faces while unwrapping their presents, I was given my greatest gift. The gift of their presence in my life. Sometimes during this busy holiday time I can get stressed thinking about what is the perfect gift for my loved ones to show I care. This is when I have to remind myself that always the greatest gift is the gift of presence rather than presents. When I pick up the phone or visit and check in with family and friends I am showing in a very tangible way that I care. A wrapped present that is carefully selected is indeed a joy to give and receive. But the best gift of all is the gift of love. It never wears out, runs low or loses its magic. Happy Holiday season to you all!