Gifts – what are they?  Things contained in pretty paper? Something else?

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’.

But surely 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.

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