Family Time Is The Best New Year Gift
Christmas is upon us and the New Year is round the corner. It’s that time of the year when families and friends are bubbling with excitement to indulge in more cake, food, wine, boxes of sweets, gifts and warm wishes and do the countdown together! The long holidays are a promise of happy moments, lots of love, laughter, jokes, anecdotes and sweet memories to last a lifetime. We list why family get togethers are the most enriching moments of the year.
Exchanging Gifts: For most people, feasts and festivities are all about meeting up close friends and relatives, gorging on delicious food, and of course, exchanging gifts with one another. It’s time to share experiences and stories and relive each other’s lives during those moments spent together. And these gifts are only tangible forms of those numerous memories.
Quality Time: Throughout the year, while we stay busy with office, kids, bills to pay and a home to run, we do not realise how time flies by and our children grow up, people fall sick or die and others dear to us find new homes in other states or abroad. With the world becoming so consumed by consumerism, many of us tend to forget the importance of reconnecting with our loved ones and sharing some truly deep and meaningful moments with them. It takes a little forward, post or reminder of some sort of make us realise the value of the precious time we have with those whom we love. As F. Scott Fitzgerald had said in the book, The Beautiful and Damned, “There’s no beauty without poignancy and there’s no poignancy without the feeling that it’s going, men, names, books, houses–bound for dust—mortal”.
Say “I Love You”: Before it’s too late, tell your loved ones how much you love them. Switch off your mobile phones, look in the eyes of the one you love and just tell them those three simple but magical words, “I love you”. The love that shines for you in their eyes and the happiness you give them is worth much more than the gifts you can buy them and the price of the champagne on the table. Show your family and friends how much you care for them and missed them and make every single moment you spend with them magical and memorable. You will not only feel wonderful and light-headed, you will also end up making yours as well as their day special and the New Year a happy one.
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