Soaking Up the Christmas Vibes: Presence Over Presents

“It’s not about presents but it is about your presence. Therein lies the spirit of the holiday season.”

― Julieanne O’Connor

‘Tis the season, and it’s not just about the fancy lights and gift-wrapped packages. Christmas is a chance to slow down, soak up the love, and truly connect with the people who matter. While gifts are cool, the real treasure is time spent with loved ones. Showing presence

As a nature enthusiast and photographer, I’ve learned that the real importance isn’t in material things. The gift of time spent with family and friends, experiencing life’s simple pleasures, speaks volumes in a world full of distractions.

As a photographer, I’ve learned the art of capturing moments. This holiday, try putting down the camera and the smartphone and fully soaking up the joy. Forget the smartphone for a bit. Create an old-school photo album that tells the story of your season. Real smiles and warm hugs captured without the “say cheese”—these are the pictures that stick, not just on the walls but in our hearts.

In the middle of the Christmas chaos and advertisements screaming ‘buy, buy, buy,’ let’s not forget the real deal. Whether it’s a chill night by the TV or a crazy game night with the family, these moments are the gifts that keep on giving. The gift of being present, soaking in each other’s vibes, is timeless. So, as you exchange gifts, remember that the best one is the joy of being there for each other.

Cheers to the good times!



Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?

I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.

P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

I currently utilize WordPress, employing Elementor as a page builder along with several CSS code snippets to modify colors, layout, and fonts.

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