Been thinking a lot about gift giving lately. I like to jokingly refer to myself as the “gift whisperer”, as I’ll comb all four corners of the globe searching for the perfect gift for the people I love.
There’s a certain criterion that goes into making the decision to purchase the perfect gift:
1. It must reflect the person it is intended for
2. It must be sentimental and/or useful
3. It must be personal and from the heart…always.
For me it’s easy. I see people in things…the humanity in the inanimate. It’s a quirky gift, to be sure, but it’s mine and I own it. I love to make people feel good. If I see something, and it looks like you should own it, then purchase it I must.
I don’t really receive many gifts myself. Birthdays are rarely celebrated and Christmas for me is more about the season than it is about December 25th. Plus I’m never really sure that anyone truly gets me. I’m a human oddity, I’m well aware of that. I don’t feel bad about it…it just is what it is.
So when you gift, dear reader, gift from the heart. Take the time to let someone know how special they are to you. Make it personal, make it them. Take everything a step farther, go bigger, go better, and if you have to…pull the grand gesture card and maybe wind up with your own happy ending. 💕
The Last Gift:
One time, a boy played and sang a song just for me. He recorded it and sent it via text. It meant everything, and was one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received. He caught me right in the heart. These types of things are always the most touching. It also helps to know that someone really understands you…the real you. That could be the greatest gift of all.