One Size Fits All
In general we know, of all details
when buying a sweater or shoes,
or finding the right bicycle part,
the size is important to choose.
When Goldilocks searched for the perfect bed
from among the three at hand,
she tried them all to see which was best.
Only one felt truly grand.
Driving into a lot, to park the car
is as easy as one, two, three.
But a big SUV won't fit in a spot
where a mini coupe's meant to be.
When giving a gift that won't be returned
because of the color or brand,
we know what you need, and is priceless as well,
and is now back by popular demand.
Friendship and love, true caring and trust,
respect, loyalty and devotion
will always fare better and last longer, too,
than a sweet smelling bottle of lotion.
When you give of these gifts, lovingly wrapped
with bow and lifetime warranty,
no line will form at the service counter,
returned, they never will be.
September 6, 2004
I've often thought about the act of giving and receiving gifts. There are times when we really stress about color, quantity, brand, size, cost, wrapping, when and where to give, who's giving what, etc. It is possible that we quantify our emotions, too, however. We've all heard our friends note at one time or another that either they feel that they're giving too much to a relationship or not receiving enough back. But, would we ever think of asking someone to take back their love, caring or respect? Not a chance.
We are all currently feeling the economical pinch either at an upper level or in a more moderate 'trickle down' situation. My thought is this: paper costs next to nothing and words are very special. The next gift that you want to give can carry a virtually 'priceless' price tag. Love, respect, kindness (in any form), friendship, courtesy, care...and the list goes on, are always beautifully received. Jump on the grass roots bandwagon and go all out crazy, giving, giving, giving, of.................. yourself!
Leaving you today with this thought;
"He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver".
- Thomas A Kempis
Wishing you love, every day, in every way.