Presenting…the Present!

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a timed writing exercise about the best present we’ve ever received. It specifically instructs us not to overthink; I have spent possibly an hour weighing the values of presents against each other. Hiking stuff? First computer? Books? Movies? Limited edition cosmetics? Kindle? That adorable musical racing pink turtle toy?

But those were items. Physical. Tangible. And none of them really measured up to the simple word best.

Because the best present is always time. Not twenty minutes of writing, although that has its merits, but time with someone you love.

The best gift of time I’ve ever received was our anniversary trip this year. We spent a night at a hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, before spending three days and nights on Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. 

It was a great trip, y’all. 

        I can’t wait for the next one.

But now I have to go spend some time. Enjoy yours!

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