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.
From a dear blogger friend. Yup, I do love those curries. Will try to swing my magic spoon:-)
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.
Don't waste it.
Did you give or receive any gifts lately? Please share.