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Motivational Message

Vol 1. No. 11
December 25, 2002

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The Greatest Gift -- You
By Audrina Jones Bunton

During the Christmas season, the word “gift” is universally uttered, as it is a time of giving and a time of receiving. As we are high-spirited during this time of year, it is vital to realize the importance of one gift that can frequently be given -- the gift of self.

Today, Christmas Day, 2002, I will find myself under the same roof with my five-generational maternal family, as my husband, 2 children, and I, join my 7 siblings, 28 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews, grandmother, cousins, and friends, as my mom prepares our annual Christmas feast. A feast that she not only purchases, but also exhaustingly prepares with her love and soul. Oh, what a blessing to be immersed in abundant love and solidarity -- a love and amity that stems from my mom's gift of love and self. Her inner wealth of love and unselfishness radiates in the lives of everyone that she touches, as she spreads the gift of self.

It is not the price of the gift, but the value of the gift that matters. The gift of self comes in many different sizes and forms -- perhaps in the form of a compliment, a phone call, or your time.

No amount of fame, fortune, or wealth can compare with inner wealth, because as my mom exemplifies, the gift of self spreads endlessly – from one heart to another.

This season, remember that the greatest gift that you can give – is the gift of YOU.

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Think About It!!
A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. -- Proverbs 18:16

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