Gifts – what are they?
Things contained in pretty paper?
For many years, I kept a “Gratitude Jar.”
Each day of the year
I noted something on a piece of paper
for which I was grateful
… some thing
… some person
… some situation
… some memory
… some blessing
even though I didn’t always use the word ‘gift’.
there are many ‘gifts’ in our lives
– the gift of talent
in a shared piece of art, pre-cooked meal/baking, landscaping, etc.
– the gift of ‘presence’
given to a friend who is going through a difficult time
– the gift of thoughtfulness
expressed in a handwritten letter or card to a senior
– the gift of time
offered to a friend who needs a break from being caregiver
for a sick child, an aging parent, an ailing partner/spouse,
– the gift of patience
expressed by ‘response’ rather than ‘reaction’.
And then there are the gifts of:
… breath … being loved … imagination
… mobility … friendship … hearing
… faith … sight … freedom … joy
… taste … education … touch … intellect
… creativity … ability to reason
… health … insight … love
… and life itself!
May we never lose sight of the boundless gifts around us.
nor lose sight that each of us can be gift to another.
© june maffin SOULISTRY www.soulistry.com www.facebook.com/groups/soulistry