We’re so excited to celebrate with family and friends, and we know you are, too. But there’s one thing we all need to remember as we make our way through this holiday season: the gift of the present.
So, here’s a little reminder: cherish the gift of the present, even if it’s not always what you’ve been looking for or expecting (and even if it’s a surprise).
Reality speaking, we really don’t know how much time we have and sometimes we get stuck in our routines.
So here’s a challenge for you:
Take a moment today, and just close your eyes. Walk yourself through the best things in your life. Just close your eyes and think about each and every single one. Just remember all those memories.
What was the time that made you feel alive?
When was the time that you had so much fun?
What was the best family time that you’ve ever had? The best place you’ve ever traveled to?
Let those memories sink in. See them feel them and remember how they feel. Remember how they feel and open your eyes.
Live life. Enjoy every single day. Take those days off, and enjoy every single minute. Enjoy the now because remember, the present is a gift.
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Remember to Cherish the Gift of the Present for the Holiday Season
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the underdog podcast. This is Pam Bardy, your host, and yours truly for today’s podcast. Now we’re in the midst of this gorgeous holiday season. If you’re a lot like me, and you’re in New England, you tend to complain about the snow, the cold and all the things, it’s so easy to find ourselves complaining. Sometimes we complain so much, and we’re so wrapped up in so many elements of our lives, we’re too busy. it’s to this that this is crazy, you know, you really have a hard time seeing the gifts and being present. I know that that’s been a struggle for me now being in this holiday season. It’s such a beautiful time to gather with family and friends, all of the things right.
That’s what the holidays are all about. But most importantly, what I want you to really focus on and this is the reason why I really wanted to get on here. first off to wish all of you an incredible and beautiful holiday season with you and your families. but also to share my reflections with you on these thoughts that I have regarding the presentt. So when people say that the gift is a gift for a reason, because the present is now it kind of blows my mind. I’m like, wait a minute, you know, someone said that to me, I want to say, a couple of years ago, and I was really mind blown. I was sitting there.
And I was like, wow, that is very profound. Like as simple as it sounds right? The present is a present. That means it’s a gift. It’s right now. So what do we do during the holiday seasons, we give gifts to each other, all the things were truly like, what is the biggest gift. the fact that we get to be right here right now experiencing life together with our friends, families, loved ones. All of the things, husbands, wives, everything, everything. Like what a gift it is to be able to have that presence in your life. And in addition, all the blessings that come with it. I know, I can tell you from my personal experience.
So after hustling for so many years, and grinding and all of the things and getting to levels where I’m at. I still find myself a lot of the time like in hustle and grind mode. Sometimes I forget, I’m too crazy, or I’m too busy or whatever, to take a minute to just enjoy the present. I’m so far ahead into the future that I have such a hard time embracing the now. And this is something that any entrepreneurs listening to or anyone else is fast paced like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about. you’re so focused on the future that you forget to enjoy now and remember that gift of the present.
Pamela’s Christmas Challenge
So I challenge you this holiday season to really enjoy the present, really enjoy every single element of that. Sit down and just be grateful for the things like, you’re never gonna find happiness. if you say, hey I’m gonna get, you know, eventually when I get to this. or eventually when I get to that, or eventually when I hit seven figures, or eventually when I do this, or when I travel here. counting down the days, you know, if you’re working a traditional job, like waiting for Friday to happen, right? Waiting for the weekend to get here. We have to enjoy every minute, right here, right now.
Because we really don’t know how much time we have. And we genuinely don’t, right. Sometimes we get stuck in these routines, and all of these things like the chaos and the craziness. So just challenge you to just take a moment today, and hopefully every day if you can, if you can remember. One thing with me sometimes is just to close your eyes. And really walk yourself through the best things in your life. So imagine the best moments of your life. Just close your eyes and think about each and every single one. And maybe put yourself on a minute timer, two minute timer, and just remember all those memories.
So what was the time that made you feel alive? What was a time that you had so much fun? What was the best family time that you’ve ever had? The best place you’ve ever travelled, and let those memories sink in. See them, feel them and remember how they feel. Remember how they feel and open your eyes. And remember that today is such an incredible way for you to get that same feeling and create a new memory just like what you just experienced. Those are what I call gratitude moments. So of honouring the past. But then looking ahead to the future and knowing that you’re going to create more memories of that moment, and really just enjoying where you are now.
I mean, the hardest thing in the world, honestly, is to enjoy the now why? Because sometimes we don’t ever want to go back in the past. a lot of times, we’re preparing for the future. So where’s the in between? So, um, what’s a way to celebrate that? And to honour that? Well, one of the best things that you could do is really sit there and ask yourself. let’s even think a year ago, where was I? A year ago? Am I doing the things that I said I would do a year ago? What did life look like a year ago? Was it better? Was it worse, take the time to reflect on those moments. And if you’re not where you want to be at this given point in time. remember that your current reality is shaped by what you’ve done in the past.
So if you want a different future, or if you want a different present, the time to take action is now because now you can manifest a new reality. If you don’t like what your present looks like. Or even your past, you know, can’t rewrite the past, we can rewrite the future always. now is what I like to call it because genuinely all we have is now the biggest gift in this world. Now the biggest gift is time. I just had one of my HVAC contractors where he instals, like my heating and air conditioning systems. And genuinely, I mean, he, you know, I hadn’t seen him in a few weeks. And I was asking him, I said, you know, we haven’t seen you in a few weeks.
Is everything okay? What, what’s going on? And, you know, he just looked at me super sad. And he’s like, you know, my mom got diagnosed with cancer and the brain. it’s been four years, you know, the past four years that I’ve just been working like crazy, and I barely spent any time with her. That’s really getting to me, that hit me like a brick wall when he said that. that reminded me of these moments of being in the present. Listen, work will always be there, there will always be business to take care of there always be things to do.
But please, please, please enjoy the now for yourself or your loved ones. and everybody around you, your friends, everybody. because you genuinely don’t know how much time you have left. And even this morning, I was in a meeting that I’m a construction consultant on and I was sitting there. the lead guy that I’ve been working with, we’re building out an animal hospital. he says to me said cameo, sorry, I’m not, I’m not all there. you know, I lost my best friend a couple days ago. You know, he’s in his 50s, my best friend in the whole wide world. And that just you know, and he said to me, you just don’t know how much time you have left.
So live life. Big. Enjoy every single day, take those days off, enjoy every single minute. Enjoy the now because remember, the present is a gift. And I pray that this holiday season, you get to enjoy that gift to the very fullest with your family, friends, loved ones, everybody, to all of you listening. I love and adore you all so so much. Wishing you and your families an incredible, incredible holiday season. And don’t be afraid to hit me up. Let me know how it goes. If you guys practice a few things that I mentioned throughout this recording today, just let me know say hey, we haven’t felt really cool or you know, it was great.
And never even just let me know your holiday season. What I would love to hear from you. There is as of the time of this recording over 82 countries listening to this podcast, which I’m so grateful. I can’t even explain to you how grateful I am and how much and grateful gratitude to all of you for supporting for loving for all the things. thank you all so so much. Have an incredible holiday season. Thank you sending love to you all.