Wouldn’t it be great?
You think you’re home for the evening; you have no plans or DO YOU?
Your doorbell rings. You contemplate even answering it, but you do. There’s a man in an elegant tuxedo, top hat, white gloves and a cane. You see over his shoulder that there’s a luxurious limo and he tells you he’s here to escort you to a very special place where “NO” doesn’t exist. You throw on a pair of jeans that don’t have last night’s dinner remains on it and a shirt that doesn’t have the powder sugar your donut snowed all over it just before the doorbell rang.
He opens up the door and there’s your favorite adult beverage and hos d’oeuvres so fancy you can’t even pronounce their names, let alone spell them.
The limo takes you to the nearest Mall and as you depart, the tuxedo, top hat, white glove wearing gentleman extends to you a credit card with NO LIMIT!
WOW. . .What’s the Catch, Right?
Well, come on now, there’s got to be a catch.
YOU CAN ONLY BUY ONE THING!
Still not a bad, deal is it? You have a credit card with an unlimited amount on it but you can only buy one thing? What would it be? A big screen TV? Jewelry? An Appliance? A new suit of clothes? Furniture? Wait, would you even buy something for yourself? Would you get someone special in your life something Special?
Maybe that’s not the only catch. There’s a problem with any one of those gifts. These are the kind of things that wear out, that go out of style, that can be stolen or broken or used up. . . .
That’s not the kind of Gifts we’re talking about here, though.
We’ve all had people in our lives who are no longer in our lives. We know it’s true. We know it, we know that we know it, we’d bet our lives that we know it, but for the life of us, we act like we don’t know it at all.
We’ve all been born with a sexually transmitted disease called LIFE–we die.
Which person do you remember, especially now, this time of the year–who isn’t that priceless, precious gift, interwoven into the very fabric of your life?
It most assuredly won’t be the gifts under the tree, or the ones from Amazon, the ones we can get gas points for when we purchase a certain amount on gift cards that will mean the most to us this Season or at any other time–not when we compare it those Precious, Priceless Gifts who will remain with us all of our lives; those Gifts that have no expiration date or go out of style, or can’t be stolen/destroyed!
Death seems to have a way of reminding us, especially when the Candles don’t seem to glow as bright or the twinkling lights shine their colors quite like they use to, or the mince meat pie doesn’t have the same flavor, that it, indeed, takes a life, but never a Relationship.
Realizing. . .Recognizing THAT, might be the Greatest Gift we receive this Season.
Do this: Take those things you know, the things you’ve admired and respected, the very precious, priceless things you have loved and cherished about those very GIFTS who will continue to be a part of your life for the rest of your life–you make them a part of yourself. . .MAKE THEM COUNT!
And. . .and then do with the Gift what so uniquely, so generously, so lovingly has first been done with the Gift–Share it–as it has first been shared with you.
What’s the catch?
The Gift will be your’s for an ever!