12.05.2008

Christmas Gift-Giving

"A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return." ~Bhagavad Gita

Gift-giving is hard -- I always want to give the perfect gift but this thought has stuck with me and I really believe the most important message appears at the end: that we expect nothing in return.

The gift itself probably doesn't matter, as long as it comes from the heart and with no strings attached. I love it. [the above pic made me smile -- that's Mark and I for sure!]

picture via jasonlove.com

18 comments:

Jan said...

That is the funniest comic. You have a lot of funny comics in here. Great thoughts.

Jennifer said...

I needed to read this post. I always stress over finding the perfect gift. It was just a reminder of what gift giving and Christmas is about. Thank for posting this one. Merry Christmas!

Nathan and Carrie Page said...

I love that quote. Thanks for reminder. It really helps to put things into perspective. Happy Shopping!

Nathan and Carrie Page said...

My sis and I are on the same wave-length, huh? Down to the minute. Pretty funny.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

The sad thing is, I would be stoked if Chris got me a vacuum this year! I can't believe my life has come to this point! :)

hoLLy said...

that picture is so funny and cute.

Kristi said...

That picture cracked me up! And I lvoe that quote--it is right on, sister!

Ashley said...

ha, ha! funny and true message.

Nat Lud said...

I so am not the perfect gift giver! I stress every year. Hopefully I'll be super inspired this year.

Andrea said...

You are right - gift giving is very hard! I often times have to tell myself that it is the thought that counts because I rarely find that perfect gift.

Sandy said...

Love this quote. It is indeed the giving from the heart that is special and we need to remember that this Christmas especially.

Love the cartoon!!!

courtney said...

Hilarious--our first anniversary, Mike actually got me a dustpan. He's come a long way!

Marilee said...

I love the quote!!! It is perfect and really gives you something to think about!!

MiaKatia said...

I am one who doesn't mind the occasional practical gift. With the idea of receiving a gift from the heart I have asked for gifts of time this year, a chunk of time that we get to spend together. I hope I can think of something from the heart to give to everyone.

Aryn said...

I always give myself a gift or two. Then I'm never disappointed Christmas morning :).

Holly O. said...

I'm with Aryn. I have been known to take matters into my own hands!

Heather said...

I love it! That's me, while I do enjoy a surprise or two...I'm not above making sure a few things get done ;)

100 Percent Cottam said...

i wish i knew what i wanted this year...i did finally send you one suggestion!