Is our time the greatest gift we can give?
It was my Mum’s birthday last week and she wrote my family a card. Why did she do this on her own birthday, when we were the ones celebrating her?
Because she wanted to say thank you. Because she wanted to express her appreciation for her children and her family. Because spending time with her loved ones is more important than any card or present we can give her.
Sometimes we just want presence, rather than presents.
It’s difficult because the time we give right now might not be in-person. We might have to give our time virtually, at the end of a phone.
But sometimes we might just need to know that there is someone we can reach out to.
Is there someone in your life you need to give your time to this week?