Gift Giver ExtraordinairePosted: December 7, 2010
I LOVE gifts!!! I love giving gift, making gifts, shopping for gifts and yes getting gifts! I get it from my mom. My mom has always made a big deal about our birthdays and Christmas! She always finds the neatest things and they all coordinate to some theme too. One of my aunts doesn’t just find amazing gift but she wraps them so beautifully that you don’t want to open them! I have a family full of women who give creatively and extraordinarily!
I came across this blog from FEMINA and thought she made a wonderful point about giving!
<blockquoteAs you do your Christmas shopping, you are bound to run into the person who is feeling very guilty about buying presents. It’s so materialistic, they say. Well, yes, it is in one sense. After all, it is stuff. But if we are buying this stuff to bestow on our friends and family because God has bestowed so much of it on us that we just have to let it slosh over, then that is not materialism.
Thankfulness is a great antidote to false-guilt giving. Look at how much God throws away on us all the time. How much rain just runs down the gutter? How many sunsets are enjoyed by the whales because no one else is around to see them? What about the mountainsides covered in wildflowers that no human eye will behold? God just gives and gives and gives recklessly. He doesn’t want us to feel guilty about the sunset or the flowers. He wants us to overflow in thanksgiving. And though we cannot come near His capacity to give,Â we can imitate His extravagance by giving gifts and filling stockings and making fudge, all to the glory and praise of The Great Gift Giver Extraordinaire.
More on giving at Habits