Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Are you the kind of person who is in a rush and picks out whatever’s on sale or do you carefully choose each gift, thoughtfully imagining how that person will react when they open it?
Are the gifts you give the kind you want remembered?
A few years ago around this time I went to a luncheon at the home of a childhood friend. Though we didn’t see each other much during the year we always exchanged gifts on birthdays and Christmas.
Upon my arrival she gave me a tour of her home so I could view all the changes she’d made since my last visit.
Several times during the house tour she stopped and said, do you remember … and then pointed to an object I had given her as a Christmas gift – an angel, a candle, a monogrammed towel. I was surprised she remembered each one and also the year it was given.
I nodded graciously as she proudly pointed out each gift. Though I gave them careful consideration at the time I chose them, I didn’t recall them now but my friend remembered each with fondness.
I went home that afternoon and looked around my own home.
To find out what I found join me over on Recharge Wednesday for the rest of the story