The holiday season is in full swing; we decorate, bake (or order from our local bakery) and buy gifts for friends, family and co-workers. A few goodies thrown in there for you along the way~ why else collect, cut, print, crumble into your wallet and use those pesky coupons by their expiration date? What is “gift” that we are really looking to give… and receive?
We have everything, right?
Well maybe not.
We don’t have enough time.
Years ago I was vacationing on the island of Exuma, in the Grand Bahamas and went to a small-small church, hundreds of years old, which sat on-top of a hill. The church yard is surrounded by old grave markers, leaning from years of storms and decay. Inside the church the women wear white dresses and big hats, and at the altar there is a grand glass mosaic with the words, “Peace be still.”
That is the gift we need.
How do we give the gift of time, peace and stillness? Now, since this is a SPA BLOG, you can see what is coming next… of course my recommendation is give a gift of a spa appointment. But can a spa appointment really deliver the unobtainable value of time?
In the words of newsman Francis Pharcellus Church (1897), “Oh, yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”
In the words of Spa Consultant and avid spa-goer Susan Gwaltney (2010), “Oh yes Virginia, a spa can give you time and peace.”
A visit to a spa, any ‘ol spa, is really a moment of pressing the HOLD button on life. When and where else do we give ourselves permission to receive, heal and be still?
This holiday season, buy your spa gift certificates and hand them out like candy canes! And in the spirit of Christmas… be sure to add your name to your list!
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