A gift can be a couple of different things, don’t you know?
If you have a gift…. you have a natural ability or talent. For example… someone has a gift for comedy, or sports, or mathematics.
Now me, I have a real gift for fashion and modeling. Not many people can tell this by looking at me. I keep it very well hidden. While some folks are better at sharing their gifts than others…. I like to keep this one under wraps….. so as not to make others uncomfortable.
Now…. most people think I look this way because I don’t know any better. Ahhhh, but that is not the case. I can identify poor fashion in a heartbeat. But enough about me. And gifts.
Other than we should probably be very thankful for our personal gifts….. be it cooking, rock climbing, or dog grooming. It matters…… and YOU matter.
And then…. the other kind of gift is this… … a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
A gift. Most of the times, we receive these gifts unexpectedly… and from people who seem to like us. (For whatever reason THAT may be).
On the other hand. There are times when we get something from someone that seems a little baffling… or even undesirable. For instance, last week, my friend Thelma gave me a Norelco 3-in-1 Shaver. WHY, Thelma…. WHY?
None-the-less. When someone gives us a gift… we should probably give thanks to them…. for their kindness and thoughtfulness.
Well. Well. Welllll… let me tell you. Late last night, I received a gift. A wonderfully hand-crafted Sock Monkey Wallet. I am VERY thankful for this gift. The person who made this for me was very sweet and thoughtful in this act of consideration and warmth. (Not to mention their talent in sewing… aka… THEIR GIFT.)
I am touched.
PLUS… it is a SOCK MONKEY WALLET…… for crying out loud. How great is that? A perfect accessory to my already impeccable wardrobe. It goes great with my everyday on-the-go wear…. as well as… my evening out-on-the-town fare. (Which looks very similar to one another).
What a lucky girl I am. I am packing my Sock Monkey Wallet wherever I go.
With gratitude in my heart. For every little monkey face on the thing…. gives me much joy.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. – George MacDonald