Gift exchange—is that an oxymoron? Is it a gift if I expect something in return? The other day we were discussing gift giving and someone mentioned that giving gifts to his children at Christmas seems the purest type of giving. He expects nothing in return. His joy is in seeing the delight on his children’s faces. That’s why I am sure Santa Claus is alive and well. The unselfish love he symbolizes is here in each of our hearts. It’s a sad day when Santa finally dies and we must regress to gift exchanges.
Happy St. Nicholas Day.