Q: What makes a good gift?
A: A good thought.
If it isn’t mindful; a gift is really just another thing.
Sure, you may have taken some time to go buy that thing…
But if that is the “thought…” on paper it sounds more like the “inconvenience.”
“It’s the inconvenience that counts.”
This is where gifting can get you into dangerous territory:
You stack up this feeling of inconvenience like old boxes of stuff you’ll never get rid of.
You hoard it.
And when you hoard it: you start to resent it.
Giving, when done well, is reciprocal – it isn’t stacked old boxes.
It’s useful. It has purpose.
Think good thoughts and give good gifts.