the dance of the ink riddled fingers

gift and thought

Posted in how was your day? by enisea on 02/05/2011

What is in a gift and what do we appreciate about it? 

Is it the thought that somebody thought we were worth giving to?  Is it the surprise that defied ordinary conventions of “what’s mine is mine”?  Is it the intrigue of discovering what somebody thought about you, or simply the thought that somebody thought of you?

… do we ever have the right to be disappointed in a gift,
if indeed it is truly, a gift
in the most genuine sense of the word?

gift (dictionary.com)
–noun
1. something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; present.
2. the act of giving.
3. something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient or without its being earned

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We sang Amazing Grace at church, Sunday morning. 
It was a beautiful reminder of the most wonderful gift, received by a wretch like me.

I never deserved a thing, and that which I did deserve He withheld for it was not pretty… rather, He gave me minutes and days and months and years. He gave me hope and peace and joy and love.  Regifting forgiveness and never-failing to swoon me with honesty and strength of heart.  He surrounded me with you and you and you and you.  Showered me with gifts, kindness, generosity and smiles… and this was the realest time I’ve had on some “special” occasion with the “least” I’ve ever received, but the most cherished words I’ve ever heard.  Today was about appreciating every little gift, every little word and every squeezed hug.

Thank you.

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  1. saNdra said, on 02/05/2011 at 7:47 AM

    AMEN! to God’s free gift of grace to us !!! =]

    wahhh.. even though people are from other areas of the world, we all come together and celebrate his love, its so awesome!!!


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