Hi SHE Fam! It’s Labor Day! I hope that each of you are relaxing and enjoying this beautiful Monday. Do you every find yourself contemplating on what gift to buy someone? Or better yet, how to express your gratitude to someone in a grand way? This is something I do often. I find myself over analyzing to the point that I exhaust myself and forget the real notion around the gift or person.

I’m guilty of liking nice things. I don’t ever expect anyone to feed into this habit, but it’s always my goal to buy tasteful gifts. I try to meet the mark on birthdays, Christmas and special occasions; not always to break the bank but to share my thoughts of the individual with a nice sentiment. I’ve learned that there will be times that priorities shift. This doesn’t mean that you won’t buy for others, it does mean that your time doesn’t have to be spent walking through the mall to display love. A simple gesture, call or card works just fine.

How do you display love? How often? We know that life is short and the very person who you envision buying a gift and shipping it to, could very well just want to see you instead. This is something we need to keep in mind at all times, but especially as we approach the holiday season.

Thoughtful cards, spontaneous calls and planned visits have power to uplift someone’s spirit and send a clear message that you value and appreciate them. Don’t miss the opportunity to share love by trying to meet the mark with extravagant gifts.

All it takes when thinking of others is actually letting them know. Giving your all doesn’t have to come in the form of a gift, you’re presence is worth more.

From my inspirational corner to yours, have a blessed Monday!

-Lyssa