Talks With Theresa Marie: Gift Giving

Gift giving is a universal act, especially done around the holiday season. It is also done on birthdays and special occasions as well. Gift giving is a sign of kindness, love, friendship, respect, etc. The biggest thing gift giving comes from in my family is Christmas. Although, Christmas is not about all the presents, presents are involved with this holiday.

Gift giving doesn’t always mean receiving. In today’s culture, I think some expect to receive a gift back, but that isn’t always how it works. On your birthday, you don’t give a gift to the person that gave you the birthday gift do you? You accept the gift given to you and thank that person. Gift giving is a beautiful thing. To be able to give someone a gift is a beautiful action. Gift giving also doesn’t need to involve a physically thing/present, it could be a simple “I’m taking you out to dinner.” That is still a gift in my books, especially if you’re not allowed to pay for it.

The best kind of gift giving is giving to those less fortunate than you. This can be done in so many ways. Donate toys to Toys for Tots, donate food to your local food pantry, serve food at that local food pantry, give a random gift to a homeless man/woman you see, especially if it’s a blanket or better yet, check them into a hotel for the night so they have someplace warm to stay. Gift giving is more about showing you care for someone, then receiving a brand new luxury car for instance.

With the spirit of the holidays coming to a close soon, just remember to always give and don’t look for that receive every time. Instead, look for the receivable feeling you will get once you give. Don’t end the gift giving season after the holidays, try to give throughout the year as much as possible. I hope you all enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

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