I have to admit, I am not the best 'gift-giver' on the planet. For anyone familiar with Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages, you'll know that 'Gift Giving' is listed among the five along with 'Acts of Service', "Physical Touch and Closeness', 'Words of Encouragement', and 'Quality Time'. Each time I've taken the test, 'Gift Giving' has ranked last. (FYI, 'Acts of Service' is ranked highest for me. I'm a 'doer' and appreciate it when people 'do' stuff for me...) This probably explains why getting stuff from people isn't really that important to me. My favourite gifts are things like going out for dinner (so I don't have to cook) or a coupon for something like a day at the spa, or better yet - a maid service!
... because showing someone you love them in their own language is a gift in itself.
It's something to think about this holiday season. Sometimes the gift isn't really the important part. It's the thought behind the gift. I pray that you and yours will keep this in mind as you celebrate this year, remembering that Jesus is God's ultimate gift - all year round.
|Jerseys he bought for us on our 32 anniversary|
Tracy Krauss writes from her home in Northern BC where she lives with her husband. Her son also resides in the basement on occasion... She may need therapy since she's gone from being an empty-nester to a non-empty nester too many times to keep track of. Check out her website at: tracykrauss.com - fiction on the edge without crossing the line -