favorite gifts

I read a magazine article this morning about favorite gifts received. The common ingredient that made them meaningful and memorable was the intention of the giver. The gifts were not expensive, for the most part; in fact some of them were just kind words or a well-intentioned action. The people sharing their stories were moved by the kind thoughtfulness of the gift giver.

Thinking along those lines, I remember thoughtfulness and generosity of so many friends and acquaintances in my life: friends who come to help pick grapes for the joy of participating in the harvest, an invitation to join in the vacation of a lifetime at the giver’s expense, a word from a flight examiner that set me upon my path to commercial aviation and so many offers of time and companionship, I am awestruck by the generosity I have experienced. I want to give in that way, to give and share from my heart, to be truly generous.

Iris

Iris

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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