Yesterday was my nephew’s 7th birthday. He got loads of presents, which didn’t surprise me. What I found unusual was the fact that most of the gifts didn’t come with a standard birthday card. Some of the gift givers made their own cards, some parents used note cards they already had and one ingenious mom made stickers that she put on the gift wrap. One gift had the giver’s name and the birthday boys’ name written right on the wrapping paper.
This time of year can be so hectic that buying a birthday card gets forgotten or isn’t important enough to make a special trip for. I hope that the moms (let’s be honest, it’s usually moms who do this stuff) didn’t feel like they were falling down on the job if they didn’t get to the card shop. Using what you have on hand or allowing your child to create something is just as meaningful as a store-bought specialty card.
When you find yourself unprepared for an event, don’t try to squeeze in one more errand. Make use of what you already have and, instead of feeling like you’re not doing your best, take a moment to think about how you would rather spend your time – racing the clock to do one more thing or showing up and feeling relaxed?
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