Gifts are always a treat to unwrap, and the thought behind the gesture is always the most important part. For a child, giving a precious acorn found on a walk may be the the most wonderful gift they can share in their eyes, and the story of how they came to find the treasure is just as important as the gift.
Spending time on choosing (or making) a gift can be a challenge if you are busy, wrapped up in life. It is great if you can make a little time to reflect on what you want to give.
One year, I could see in my mind what I wanted to gift my mum for Christmas. It was a beautiful glass swan. When I thought about where I would purchase (it was before the internet played much of a part in my life) I was initially stumped. I realised it was not a usual gift to look for.
As I meditated on which shops to look in, I rested my eyes and meditated, prefering a shorter shopping trip to a longer one. During my meditation, I saw a shop in town, and where to look within the shop. It seemed a bizarre shop to go to for the said item, but I made a mental note to attend that shop on my visit.
To my delight there was the exact swan I was looking for in the exact place I had seen in my minds eye. So the gift has a story to go with it too.
Do you have stories behind the gifts you share?