Being Positively Present

The year 2017 is coming to an end and the December holiday shopping season is upon us again. Where did the year go?

I’ve always been a huge fan of gift-giving and what a wonderful feeling it is to find a perfect gift for someone you care about.

Here is an extra holiday gift guide of my own. No sales. No special deals. Just gifts that you can give anytime…



  • the friend who feels uncertain right now: encouragement
  • any single person you encounter today: love
  • the incredibly frustrating family member: compassion
  • the child who wants to show you what s/he can: attentiveness
  • the partner who is always there by your side: intimacy
  • the person who’s beliefs seem almost insane: tolerance
  • the introvert (or teen) who would love alone time: privacy
  • the co-worker who goes above and beyond: recognition

I hope this post has inspired you to remember the wise words from Dr. Seuss’ s story of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’:  “Maybe,” the Grinch thought, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

Complied by: Olivia Guerini, Registered Counsellor (SA)

Olivia Guerini

Olivia Guerini

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