The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. —Thich Nhat Hanh

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The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

THICH NHAT HANH

Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, peace activist

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