Yesterday I was stressed out because I lost $200 worth of gift cards that were going to be presents for peeps in my life that I love. I had put them all into one envelope to, you know, keep them safe and that clearly didn’t work out so well. And before you leave me advice on what to do:
Yes, I have looked everywhere.
Yes, I have not looked in hopes that maybe they are hidden somewhere and it would pop into my head.
Yes, I have called the stores, and
Nope. Nothing they can do. Once they’re gone they are gone.
So, yes. Yesterday, I was stressed. And I belittled myself and felt that sick to my stomach feeling when you totally screw up.
Today I was at a viewing where I offered my condolences to a dad who will be burying his son tomorrow. I watched a slide show of images that could very well have been my own two sons. Two brothers being silly, birthday pictures, a little boy growing through the years.
And now he’s gone.
I get it. I get caught up in it too. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the gifts, the wrapping, the visiting, the baking and cooking–the losing of gift cards.
But it doesn’t matter–none of it. What matters are the people in your life who you love.
Take those moments with your people and wrap them in your heart. It is the only gift that matters.