My favorite times are when my husband and I would take the weekends and just be together. When the children were young, we would do things as a family, but as they got older and had their own families, Bill and I would enjoy doing things, just the two of us. It gave us time to just BE – to talk and do fun things.
I remember several years ago, I had a met a former waitress in one of the restaurants we used to go to, in her new store. She told me that when she waited on our table, she always thought it must be a second marriage – the way we communicated and looked at each other. Spending time is the secret.
It’s very hard these days for people to make the time to just enjoy each other – so many things on the “to do” list. Especially at this time of year when there are gifts to buy and preparations to make. Finding the perfect gift can be time consuming.
I love Christmas and I love to give! Wrapping the presents, making the goodies – all can be such fun. Yet it is very easy for us to put too much value on the gifts.
I have a friend who told me her Dad always used to ask – How do you spell love? T-I-M-E! What a wise man. Especially when we are young, we tend to put value on the gifts, yet time is the thing of most value. It’s the precious gift.
It is said of time, that it heals all wounds. However time is also a healer when it is given – for when people take time to enjoy one another, the result is that it brings closeness, it brings peace and joy. It heals the stressed soul and refreshes the spirit.
Time is love. It doesn’t cost much, but its value is priceless. This Christmas, give the gift of time.
PS If you are searching for a gift that will help friends or family in their walk with the Lord, my recent book, “Walking in the Spirit – There’s Power in the Wind” may be the perfect gift and also save you time in your search. You can find it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble online or order from bookstores.