One of my earliest jobs was as a cashier at a grocery store. Now, decades later, I remember that there were customers that I loved having in my line because they were friendly. There were also a few that I would literally hide from because they would ruin my day, they were so nasty and mean. I remember how much I appreciated being treated like a person and how much I appreciated it when I was treated with kindness.
Mothers, you need to receive gifts because you are seen! You are loved! You matter so much! I hope you will search and find the holiness of this season through not only giving, but being willing to receive gifts from others even if they aren’t wrapped or put under a tree.
As women, we are often unduly critical and harsh with ourselves. We devalue our worth and the incalculable positive impact we have on the world around us. With these self stunting thoughts, we are prone to cocoon inward and rarely venture out of our comfort zones to embrace new friends or reconnect with old friends.