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This holiday season there is one gift that everyone can give and anyone can receive.
There’s no budget on how much you can afford to spend, and there’s never a shortage or worry of running out.
Love is not tied to any age, race, gender or religion.
It is the gift that keeps on giving well past the holidays and can be repurposed day after day, outlasting any shiny, new toy or bauble on your list.
It can be wrapped in a kiss, a hug or a smile, no special bows or paper, making it quite environmentally friendly.
Love comes in a rainbow of colors and twinkles brighter than any star atop a Christmas tree.
It envelopes you in its warmth and kindness more so than any knitted sweater or mittens.
Without love, the Grinch’s heart would not have grown three sizes that day.
Without love, Scrooge’s scowl would not have turned into a smile.
So choose the simple gift of love this holiday. Cherish those closest to you. Spread it far beyond Christmas and into each and every day of the coming year. Measure your happiness and the joy of your children’s smiles in love. Say it out loud so no one will ever doubt that you mean it.
And don’t forget that the quickest way to someone’s heart is always the stomach, so treat your loved ones to this classic and simple potato, brussels sprout and brie tart. Because soft-whipped, buttery mashed potatoes are one of the best ways to say I love you.