The holiday season is here and the festive mood is up in the air! This is the period where many of us are in search for the perfect gift for our loved ones. But how many times has this search dampened your holiday spirit? With frustration and countless hours spent fretting about the value of the gift, where it ultimately overrides the actual joy of giving?
“Will he like this tie?”
“Will she think that I’m being a scrooge if I give her this necklace instead of the diamond ring she wanted?”
These are just some thoughts that may occur in our minds as we decide on what to give. Yet, this is the point where we should stop and question ourselves, “What is the spirit of giving in the first place?”
The most lavish and extravagant gift does not necessarily mean that it’s the best gift in the world. The value of the gift does not depend on its price tag, but rather, it is the thought that matters.
It is the love, the care, and your heart. It is the appreciation you want to show to your parents for all their love for you. It is the gratitude towards your best friend for always being there whenever you need a listening ear. Or it could even simply be the appreciation towards the local bus driver who always brightens up your morning commute with his cheerful greetings as you board the bus.
It turns out, the best gifts in the world are those that comes directly from your heart. The simplest gift like a photo album for your siblings filled with memories from the past, a handknitted scarf from your Mom - are just some of the countless gifts for the people you treasure. And of course, a short note with your heartfelt message would make your gift even more meaningful!
What are your thoughts on the Spirit of Giving? Share them with us!