Friday, January 4, 2013

The gift of giving

How can we learn to give gifts without strings attached when we are accustomed to feeling either a sense of duty, or we want gratitude from others in return.  Unconditional gift-giving starts by sharing a piece of yourself - your love or esteem and care for the other person shown by the time taken to select a gift in a considerate manner, and combining this with not wanting anything at all in return.

The first 10 people to comment on this post will receive from me, in this calendar year, a gift!  May be baked goods (ok, maybe not)… let's just say it's a token of our friendship!  You never know when you may get your gift.  That's all a apart of the SURPRISE!

 Let the giving begin!
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19 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Did you say gifts? I love gifts! :-)

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  2. I knew you'd be the first one! LOL
    Does giving back your dish from New Years Eve count? ;-D

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  3. Cool! I've done this before and it is so much fun. I'd love to be a part of this (on the receiving end this time).

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  4. I have the perfect gift for you!

    ~Tami
    Sent from Tami's iPhone

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  5. What fun! I'm going to file this away in my memory bank ... and do this myself!

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  6. really - I just qualified for a gift?
    I've given words and maybe a laugh away on my blog but nothing I need to mail.
    You are too nice.

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  7. Maybe this means we will see you this year! It has been waaay too long!!! Happy New Year to all of you!

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  8. I am doing this too! LOVE IT!

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  9. Looks like I will hand delivering your gift!!

    ~Tami
    Sent from Tami's iPhone

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  10. You did qualify! Now, wasn't that easy?

    ~Tami
    Sent from Tami's iPhone

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  11. Oh wow! I've never seen this before! What a SWEET and GIVING thing to do! Since we are talking about giving.....please visit my blog, because I am having a give-a-way too! Roxie

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  12. Aren't you the nicest! Love this way of starting the new year! Seeing your name pop on my inbox is alway a gift.

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  13. Ah, I don't even care that I am not in the top ten. I just think your something special for doing this and I had to tell you. :)

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  14. Oh what a great idea! I may borrow it and do that myself :)

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  15. Count again, sweet lady! You are in the top 10!!

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  16. You are so sweet!!! I enjoy your emails too. :)

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  17. This is the first time I've done anything like this and I am so excited about it!

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  18. tami, this is such a wonderful and thoughtful idea...small acts of kindness are really so BIG at the end of the day. <3

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  19. Eine schöne Idee liebe Tami! Danke für Deinen Kommentar! Auch ein Kompliment ist ein Geschenk von Herzen.

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