Today I Mailed Christmas

Today I mailed Christmas. Put it in boxes, sealed it up, addressed it to friends and loved ones, and delivered it to the post office.

Christmas in a box.

The best gift we can give our loved ones is the gift of our time and presence. Yet that’s what we guard most fiercely. Instead, we give presents to people, creating drive-by relationships.

I understand the relief of not having to meet expectations in person. Yet expectations are part of all relationships, and you can’t avoid them through distance. You can only do that by creating an emotional distance, which just might happen if you mail enough presents that should be delivered in person.

Go home this Christmas.

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