Creative Questions 8 – Gifts

CQ 8: Please share a gift that you’ve received and one that you’ve given?

This is a difficult question for me. I don’t receive many gifts. Usually only on Christmas and even then not very often.

My ex-husband did gift me with all 5 seasons plus all of the movies of Babylon 5 a few months back, but they had previously been gifts I’d given him. Still, it was lovely since he knows how much I love that show.

His sister, Thea, gifted me with a lovely book a while back, but I haven’t had time to read it yet.

My friend, Lisa, gifted me with an adult coloring book for Christmas. It was a lovely idea, but I haven’t had time to color recently.

I am enjoying the gift of friendship from Annette, my newest friend. She is a lovely woman and we have so much in common.

As for gifts I’ve given… well, I don’t give gifts often anymore either. The last one I recall giving was a small pendant of a butterfly to my friend Lisa for her birthday back in November.

Oh, I gave my grand-nieces some lovely stones on their last visit and their mom, my niece, a beautiful black shirt with lace.

I am on such a tight budget these days that I cannot really afford to give presents. I do try to give my time more often to people now than I have in years past.

Thank you, Kate for another thought provoking question!

How about you, dear readers? When was the last time you gave or received a gift? Share your thoughts with me in comments.

16 thoughts on “Creative Questions 8 – Gifts

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  2. Agree with all of the above comments – you are gifted Lori, your creative work, time and experiences help more than you’d know! Material gifts, for me the thought behind it is much more important than the actual cost. Your ex did you a kindness returning your gift that had much more meaning for you. And a nice closure … Thanks for contributing.
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  3. You are amazing and if I could put you on a pedal stool I would!!! I am sending you the gift of love, understanding, loyalty, gems, jewels, flowers candy, and publish your art of the word. I know you don’t think you’re talented but you truly are my friend. Thank you for noting our great friendship we have together. It is so precious. Much love, Annette

  4. This is one of those regrets in my life. I have such wonderful friends who are always gifting me with something or other. I used to do that all the time, too. If I saw something I thought someone would like I’d just buy it and give it to them. I’d rather not do birthdays and traditional gift days. But since our finances took a nose dive, I’ve not been able to do that so much. And I have a really hard time accepting a gift and not being able to give on in return…

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  6. Gifts come in many forms. Your time and a listening ear, or shared laughter or tears, I would suggest, are greater gifts than any money could buy 🙂

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