Give Nearly the Ultimate Gift

Giving one’s life for another is the ultimate gift.  Right?

However, that sort of sacrifice isn’t a gift often requested or needed in a modern society.  So what’s the next best alternative?

Giving someone a piece of your life.

Ask the adult children of many ultra-successful 8pm Warriors what they really wanted for Christmas while growing up.  It won’t be another pony or sports car.

Does your kid really need 15 more toys?  Does your spouse need another shirt?  Do your team members really need golf balls or trinkets with your company logo?

Are they even gifts if they’re not wanted or needed?

What do most people truly want from their parents, spouses, children, leaders, or mentors?

Time.

Attention.

Some of your Life.

 

Basically, they want the stuff you can’t buy, fake, or transfer.

Next time you’re wondering what to get the “person who has everything”, try giving them a piece of your life.  Give them an extra amount of your precious time.  Even a smallest amount is appreciated.

To all of you who have taken a piece of your life this past year and given it to me in the form of feedback, ideas, or sharing my posts:

Thank you for nearly the ultimate gift!

 

I am thankful for your time.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Aaron@Biebert

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Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

8 comments on “Give Nearly the Ultimate Gift”

  1. Giving material gifts is fun and easy. But take away someone’s money and capacity to even make gifts, and you’ll see someone get humble real fast. At least that’s my experience. Every interaction becomes the gift. I listen to my tone of voice, my willingness, my body language. I’ll do little things more just to bring a smile. 
    What a great reminder today! Thanks.

  2. Okay…this post moved me to tears.  Thank you again, Aaron for pointing out what is REALLY important in life…our love circle…our relationships.  We don’t need THINGS…we need to feel loved…we need to feel needed.  Gifts that are truly from the heart. 
    Thank you!
    Claudia

    1. Claudia, you are very welcome.  I feel bad about the tears, but it’s so true.  I’m glad that you keep sharing almost the ultimate gift with me.

      I appreciate your comments and your time.  Makes it all worth it.

  3. Thank you for this. Christmas left me in a slough of despond this year. I must have let it, ut I couldn;t seem to escape it. The more selfishness I saw, the more kindness I gave. This wonderful message should be broadcast from the heavens! For, this is what Christmas – and living – is really all about. Your greatest gift is time, Thank you for taking the time to write it. : )

    1. Shelley, you are very welcome.  I’m sorry to hear about your Christmas, it really does seem that it’s become a selfish time for many folks.  I’m very concerned about it.

      Anyway, thanks for the kind words and generous support.  Let’s see what we can do in 2012, together.

      Looking forward to many more good discussions.

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