“The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.”Pablo Picasso

In this season of giving I can’t help but feel anxiety and tension about what to give to whom and how much to give to how many — not to mention what I want for myself.

But these words by Picasso help me to understand the true meaning of giving, and that is to share our individual gifts with others, whether that means material gifts or gifts of our talent or most especially our love.

There are so many ways to give to others rather than the commercialization of giving, so many ways to let others know how much we care for them.

I hope you will keep in mind Picasso’s words as you go over your gift list and search for ways to find both meaning and purpose in this season.

 

4 Comments

  1. Vera M Rains on December 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    So appropriate for this time of the year. Thank you for sharing.

  2. JUDITH SMITH-VALLEY on December 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Wonderful inspiring words, Emilie. We must give our gifts away.
    Happy Holidays to you, Proman and all the family.

  3. Terry Guerra on December 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Wow – what powerful words. Gifts are so much better when they’re shared.

    I will post these at home and at work.

    This quote needs posted in every high school!

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