I read this post this morning and could totally relate: The Perfect Gift
I too am a gift lover. I LOVE finding the perfect gift for everyone. I find such GREAT pleasure in finding something that reminds me of someone, buying it and tucking it away for a special occasion.
OK…those who know me well, know that I have a hard time waiting until that occasion. I tend to pull it out the next time I see you and say (all excited…bursting at the seams…smiling wide…almost (almost) jumping up and down excited) – “Look what I found for you!”
In the blog post above it talks about how much she loves to receive gifts too…and yes, I will admit it…I enjoy receiving too.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that I’d much rather receive the gift of thoughtfulness…
To see my youngest text me while she’s on the bus on the way to the Twins game with her school group to say that she’s picked up treats for herself, Tim and I at our favorite goodie shop.
To hear my middle daughter’s excitement in the “surprise” gift she’s making for me (that she’s already put 12 hours into).
To see my oldest on Skype showing me the colors she’s chosen to use for an afghan she’s making me for Mother’s Day. (Asking my opinion because she didn’t like one of the colors.)
To get an email from my husband congratulating me on getting a readers comment published on More.com.
To get a text from my friend, the babies Momma asking if they can come for a visit.
To hear my business partners graciously accept my “retirement” and feel their friendship.
It’s the little things that matter…
A phone call from my Mother-in-law.
A stop from my Father-in-law…checking to see if I need anything.
My sister texting me a “hope your shoulder is healing well” note.
A girlfriend calling to see if I want to go for coffee.
An email from a sibling asking how I’m doing.
An encouraging card from a co-worker.
It truly is the gift of being thought of that is the most important “gift” to me…
These are the moments that remind me of just how truly blessed I am.
And when I say a little prayer of thanks to God.
Let’s all take a moment to be thoughtful towards someone else today.
And may we all be open to recognizing our blessings…
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Thank you Paying It Forward – One Day at a Time for the image.