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Chalk Talk - The Gift of Time

Time is a gift of which it is easy to forget its value. In the midst of a busy life, it is difficult to find the time to give to anyone, sometimes including our immediate family. Even with this limited circle, time can be in very short supply.

At certain stages in life, material gifts do not matter. We need to always keep in mind that PRESENCE is a much better gift than PRESENTS. A child would rather have the presence of family members or friends being at school functions or other activities. It gives the reassurance that they really care. These memories will be cherished for a long time.

As we get older, presents do not have the luster they once had. Tastes and circumstances change. Time becomes a dominant part of life at this stage. Time shared together leaves a feeling of being loved, a thoughtful gesture that warms a heart. 

Always remember the truly important aspects of life – don’t pass on opportunities to make others feel special and appreciated by giving them the present of time. A gift of time can be one of the most precious gifts anyone can share; time that can be used to lift others up even just for a brief moment. It creates memories that will last a lifetime.

Time is truly the conqueror. It seems like each year moves forward more quickly than the previous one, and before you know it, time has marched on leaving us behind. There are few things more precious and special than the gift of time. I encourage everyone to use time to help brighten someone else’s life.  Not just during the holiday season, but as an integral part of our daily lives!


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