04/02/2016

A gift from the heart

I once read that the greatest gift you can give to another person is your time. Once you have given it, you can never take it back, and hopefully you have created good memories too. Maybe you have shared a moment, exchanged some smiles, had a good laugh, got into a nice talk. In this digital age of ours, I do believe that giving your time to someone is a gift, and the same is someone spending their time with you. Whether it is being together, talking on the phone, initiating a talk with a stranger. Give a bit of your time, a kind word, a smile, and it can mean more than you know to the other person. For me, sharing good moments, making memories together makes time a gift from the heart.

That said. Like others, I do appreciate gifts gifts too. You know what I mean. Of course I do. Don't we all? If you are like me, you also get specially moved when receiving a gift feeling that the gifter has really thought of me. Like: 


The beginning of something brilliant. 
A gift for the new year from a friend who believe in new beginnings, and who knows that my passion is writing......


A guardian angel
From a friend who loves me


Softest cosy socks ever
From someone special who think about me, just like that. To keep my feet warm. And my heart.



Curry magic
From a dear blogger friend. Yup, I do love those curries. Will try to swing my magic spoon:-)



A dreamcatcher,
From an American workfriend who explained: Native Americans of the Great Plains believe that the air is filled with both good and bad dreams. According to legend, the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web where they perish in the light of dawn. Historically, dreamcatchers were hung in the tipis or ledge or at the baby's cradle board. And now also one above my bed:-)


And then the greatest gift of all.
Life.
Time.
Don't waste it.
Live it.


Did you give or receive any gifts lately? Please share. 

22 comments:

  1. Sweet gifts. You are fortunate to have these kinds of friends. My greatest gits given to others are keeping them company, and doing research on their behalf. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  2. How beautiful Eli! I love taking stock once in a while too, and it is the intangible gifts we receive along with the ones we can hold that are the best! Thank you for sharing! Stay blessed!

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    1. Thanks a lot dear Vidya, so kind words:-)

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  3. Great post and wonderful quote !!!!

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  4. Such a beautiful message there, Eli. Those gifts are wonderful too especially the lifecatcher. You are right, the best gift we can give someone is our time. But thoughtful gifts don't hurt either.

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    1. That is so true:-) Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing:-)

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  5. What a beautiful post. You have some very sweet friends, those are fantastic gifts.

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  6. Love the quote at the end. Such beautiful thoughts and lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful and inspiring post sweet Eli. And such loving and caring friends who know you well. Karma I would say. What you send out you usually recieve and you're a woman with a big heart.♥

    Take care sweetie and have a lovely weekend.

    Charlie

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    1. You are so sweet. Thank you so much for your kind words. Big hugs to you my friend:-)

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  8. Loved them all and I like how eclectic they are yet how you consider them equally important Eli.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear Tulika. Big hugs:-)

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  9. These are great gifts! I believe in giving gifts that I like whole-heartedly and these are it!

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  10. Dearest Eli,
    Indeed receiving a gift from anybody, knowing that they gave of their precious time - it warms our hearts!
    Treasure your sweet gifts and even more so, the person behind each one of them.
    Sending you hugs and finally catching up after a big birthday on Saturday.
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette, Thanks for sharing and for your kind words. Big hugs and warm thoughts back to you

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  11. Priceless gifts, Eli. The post is in itself a gift we should value, the beauty and essence of life:)

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    1. Thank you so much Vishal - too kind words:-)

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