Five Minute Friday - gift

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on gift.

They come in boxes,
in bags.
All pretty, wrapped just perfectly.
They come with treasures inside, hand picked just for the occasion, just for you.

But what if your gifts can't fit in a box?
What is they are too big to be wrapped?
What if they look like this...

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Sometimes, "special days" like Mother's Day, holidays, birthdays, they come with so much disappointment of what it is suppose to look like, the gifts we are going to receive.
But when you start to treat people as a treasure,
or their smiles and love as a gift you are so lucky to receive,
expectations stop.
Disappointment about a day starts to wash away.
And you realize how lucky you are to have them for this small moment of time.
You realize that their gifts will never look perfectly wrapped.
They won't be in a pretty box.
Their gifts are messy, because love, family, life, it's all messy, but only if you're doing it right.

The people we pick to put around us, they are our gifts.



  1. Yes, the best gifts - like faith, hope, love, joy - are invisible. Thanks for sharing, neighbor. Blessings to you and yours!

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