All too often we associate buying presents with spending money. However, today I want you to consider something else…
The Best Gifts Come From the Heart
Think back. What is your favorite gift of all time? I’m guessing it was more than just a “thing”. While it might have been the doll you got for your eighth birthday, I’m sure it’s the memories of that doll that make it really special. Did your mom or grandma play with you and the doll? Or perhaps you had matching outfits?
Or maybe you’re favorite gift was a baseball glove that reminded you of the many times you used to play catch with your dad in the backyard. I’m sure you would do anything to relive those days with him again. The joy. The laughter. No stress.
For me, it’s a poem from my grandpa. He has eight grandkids, but I’m the only one who ever received a poem. He’s written two different books, but no other poems.
It wasn’t the fact that I’m the only one he wrote the poem to that made it special. It’s the fact that he wrote it for me. It’s from the heart. He meant every word of what he said.
The poem talks about how I held his finger the first day I met him. It says I used to poop, pee, and cry on him regularly – but he never cared. Grandpa gave me the poem when I was about twelve, so it talked about me growing up, getting married, and having kids of my own. He was right on everything.
The part of the poem that will always bring tears to my eyes is the part where he asks me to never be too old to put my arms around his neck and tell him I love him. To this day, I do that every chance I can!
You see – the best gifts come from the heart. They really do! You just have to determine what needs to be said and the best way to say it. The recipient will be more overjoyed than you may ever know.
This post is linked up with Sincerely Paula, A Kreative Whim, Missional Women, The Modest Mom Blog, A Mama’s Story
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