I was surprised with a bag of goodies on my last day in Honolulu, Hawaii, from someone I met once. The gesture was so random, so delightful, and made me feel so absolutely warmhearted. It didn’t matter what was inside the bag; it was the thought that someone who was virtually a complete stranger had gone shopping especially for me after only a single meeting! As it turned out the bag was filled with absolutely exquisite and delicious sweets from the island. Each time I sample the sweets I remembered with kindness the amazing woman who gifted them to me.
|Thank you Lisa, I loved it all!|
Last week, I was gifted a beautiful silk scarf, green tea, and gift cards from a teenage boy who is staying with us on weekends. Again, this was unexpected and filled me with great joy.
|Thank you Patric, your gift is perfect!|
Giving and receiving of gifts brings joy to both the recipient and the giver. The thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity that goes into a gift cannot be measured. In fact, the extraordinary feelings of both the giver and the receiver last long after the gift is either consumed or used. The goodwill of gifts go a long way to reinforce the connection that exists between us.
I want to pay it forward and will send a gift package filled with Canadian treats to anyone who reads my blog and emails me their address at firstname.lastname@example.org