Day 2917: Gifts

During a holiday season when we are not exchanging any material gifts, gifts still abound.

I especially appreciate these gifts:

  • New leadership for the USA.
  • Hope.
  • Health.
  • A home near the shore.
  • Family.
  • Friends.
  • Faith in myself and in others I trust.
  • My work as a group therapist.
  • Time off.
  • Time.
  • Awareness.
  • Acceptance.
  • Thoughtfulness.
  • Joy.
  • All the feelings.
  • Nourishment.
  • Patience.
  • Eagerness.
  • Curiosity.
  • Spontaneity.
  • Practice.
  • Stillness.
  • Movement.
  • Music.
  • Laughs.
  • Love.
  • Living.

What gifts do you most appreciate, here and now?

Do you see gifts in today’s images?

I also appreciate the gifts of others.

The gifted blogger Maria left this gift in yesterday’s post, which I am happy to re-gift to you:

As usual, I end with the gift of gratitude, so thanks to you and all the gifts you bring.

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19 thoughts on “Day 2917: Gifts

  1. Peace to you and yours, Ann.

  2. you have many gifts – food, a warm place to live, things to read and hear, and people who care.

  3. puella33

    peace , laughter and friends

  4. A friend told me her daughter’s boyfriend was completely new to holiday traditions so she and her family had the joy of introducing him to both her Jewish traditions and other family members’ Christmas traditions. Being able to share things like that is a gift and she compared it to this:
    https://xkcd.com/1053/

  5. Mutual love and respect is a gift to be cherished!

  6. You’re welcome. Thanks to you gifted Ann. I’m glad you liked it. It’s amazing how great they sound and they’re so young.

  7. I got a chuckle out of that dog’s new ball. Tha ks!

  8. Yes.. we all need to be grateful for the basics and the human pleasures as well. Thanks for the reminders.

  9. In such trying times, it really does help to stop and reflect on one’s blessings. Ya realize that despite the turmoil, there is *much* to be thankful for, including the gift of the many wonderful friends I have met through blogs like yours, Ann. May you continue to receive the gifts of health and happiness in the coming year. Your light shines brightly…

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