"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."
French poet and dramatist 1606-1684
"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose".
THE ZEN OF GIVING
It begins in childhood and never changes. Think about it. From our earliest recollections, the earth moves a little each time we are singled out to receive a wrapped gift.
Here it is, one of life's MAGIC MOMENTS…
"For ME??" you query, excitedly reaching out for the dazzling, be-ribboned confection being handed in your direction.
Yes, for YOU.
Regardless of the occasion (or non-occasion), you are now participating in one of the most precious ceremonies of life, a jubilant celebration and demonstration of love. The gift may be intimate in nature, or merely a "thank you" token from a relative stranger. It doesn't matter. Love is love, whatever the form. The content and/or value of what is in the box are secondary to this moment.
Nothing goes unnoticed. The box has been wrapped in your favorite color, corners carefully folded in, tape applied sparingly and painstakingly, a silken ribbon has been tied into a crisp bow, and your name is clearly written on the tiny card, in the familiar handwriting of the bearer.
Every carefully thought out detail sends a message of how special you are to another. This cannot be equaled in material goods, no matter how lovely or the cost of the contents in the box.
Could this magic be achieved by the proffering of an unwrapped box? Not on your life. It is the mystery that suspends us in pure sentiment.
This is the MOMENT. Suspense and anticipation thrill the giver, and the recipient, alike. The circle of love is complete in one gesture.
Giving is receiving and receiving is giving.
Well, what are you waiting for? OPEN IT !!!
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