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Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Gift

gift (noun - something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation/the act of giving)

grate•ful (adjective - appreciative of benefits received)

gra•cious (adjective - pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous)

source Websters Dictionary

If someone out the kindness of their heart gives you a gift, it is wise to be gracious in your acceptance, you may also be grateful - but I suppose that may depend on the gift.

I am sure that for most of us the following may be our thought process:

I not worthy of the gift bestowed

The gift cost too much

What am I going to do with this gift (more so if the gift is not something you particularly want)

Maybe we should instead do the following:

Think, WOW, someone has taken the time to think of me

Think, WOW, someone cares for me

Think, WOW, this is going to make my life easier/special (if of course the gift is something that will do that for you).

And so on receiving gifts, should we not just accept them as gifts, should we question the motives or concern ourselves with our worthiness. Should we not be grateful that someone took the time to think of us, to do their best to choose something they thought we needed? And above all, should we not be gracious to the giver?

I myself have been known to give 'the look' at receiving some presents (although in my defense that has never been done knowingly, it is just that my face sometimes expresses more than I realise) - and to my family I apologise for that now for I should have be gracious.

I recently have given a gift to someone very important in my life - the response has been such that I wish I had never ever thought of doing so. I know that person never consciously thought their response would upset me (and the issue has been raised and resolved), but it did - but it has also taught me a lesson and so from this point on I will be gracious and grateful for all that I receive because someone took the time to think of me.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, wise words given one of my more recent posts! Food for thought....



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