It is definitely here. It has arrived once again.
The time which we all have been waiting for (I’m equally thrilled).
It’s definitely the Christmas season! The mood of the world announces. I may be late to welcome this season but let me, please.
Oh, how I love presents wrapped in different ways.
I have this attitude of collecting Christmas presents and keeping them wrapped until Christmas Eve. I always manage to control my excited self to open up the gifts once I received it (sometimes I would sneak a peak). So before the very Christmas day, one corner of my room will be loaded with boxes and bags of presents!!! AND it’s a repeat this time of the year.
I just finished attending two of the maybe many Christmas parties this month but the corner I have devoted to the gifts is already full-packed. Woohoo!
My love for the presents is as much as my love and recognition for the givers. I admire how they would tell me “I personally picked this for you knowing that you’ll like it” or “My child chose this by himself because he knew Teacher Jirah will like it.” Sweet! You know what? They all turned out correct. I love each and every piece!
To be known personally by the giver – your needs, likes, and preferences – is something that outweighs the price of their gifts.
As I opened up the gifts, all of them radiate the affection and the gratefulness of the giver. There my heart is full. From the personally handpicked sophisticated bookmark to the vacuum flask (because they know my love for coffee) to the many fashionable scarfs (I’m considering the thought of becoming a scarfs collector) and to the many other presents, it’s not the price of these things that matters now but it’s the attitude of the giver who remembers you in their own webs of people.
It’s the effort of finding the right present which values greatly this time. I know this by heart because I just did my own painstaking gift hunting yesterday; SO MANY things to consider when looking for the perfect gift that the receiver would really appreciate. It even gets harder when my picky-self tries to overreact in each of the things I am considering buying. My habit of imagining the reaction of the receiver when opening the gift is an absolute delayer. Lol.
All I want is for every little thing I wrap to bring a little tickle on a spine of the giver that will result in a smile or a gesture of “Yes, I like it.”.
Then the wrapping comes. Yes, I managed to wrap them all today. I am just so excited to see whether they will like it. (To check out for their reaction if it will turn out the same as I imagined or maybe not) I hope they will. I love gift hunting and giving as much as receiving presents.
In this time of the year when giving and sharing is but normal, I believed that a shared joy is a doubled joy. So whatever present we may wrap in a normal wrapper as long as it is out the fullness of our hearts, nothing can be worth more than that. As we adorn it with our ribbon of love, we may seal it as well with good wishes. Why not? It’s free! ☺️
P.S Thank you as well for the gifts of follows, likes, shares and the gift of dropping by my blog plus taking some of your precious time to read. I wish you more valuable presents from Life. xoxo.