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Your presence/your presents?

This weekend will be for many, their first opportunity to start their Christmas shopping,  as pay day has occurred. With Cyber Monday creating lots of deals and special offers, many people will be spending more than they need to on gifts for people they love and do not love so much.

As the day slowly approaches, many will be stressing about getting the ‘right’ present for said relatives and friends. On the day, said presents may not be appreciated by the receiver, who may: regift, donate, sell or exchange the gift that took hours to find and a lot of money.

Rather than being a time to spend quality time with loved ones around this period, many people feel the pressure to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas: with the best food, drinks and presents.

Personally, I prefer the presence of my family and friends, rather than their presents.  We are all so busy working, that a good catch up is priceless. I will be meeting up with three friends, who are based in the South and who are originally from my home town. We haven’t seen each other for a while and I am really looking forward to spending time with them.

When people think more of the joys of a person’s presence rather than the presents they receive from them, then they will be in a happier frame of mind.


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