The Joy of a Gift

Jess McGlynnMay 1, 2014

I think I have mentioned before that when it comes to ‘Love Languages’ mine is most definitely the giving and receiving of presents.  I honestly love nothing more than buying someone the ideal present; taking the time to listen in every day conversation to the things that they like and that they are interested in, processing that and then giving them something which they really want.  It gives me so much joy!

I also really like to get presents though.  I’m not talking about fancy cars or expensive jewellery, just simple, well thought out gifts that mean someone was thinking of me.

This week I received two things which were so lovely that they made me tear up.

Firstly, my closest and most wonderful friend who now, sadly, lives over 250 miles away, sent me a gift in the post.  It was a book she had read and thought I would love, but the thing that really made my heart squeeze was the little note on the accompanying bookmark.  It was just a short note, but it reminded me that in and amongst all the drama of life, there are people who care about me and are thinking of me.  It was something I definitely needed to know this week.

The second gift I received was from my Other Half.  He came home from work yesterday as Pepper (the dog) had something stuck in her paw and needed to go to the vet.  It’s not like my Other Half to randomly bring gifts home unless he has been to the supermarket and then these ‘gifts’ translate as food based presents.  Whilst one half of this was an edible item, he had actually gone to a special place to purchase it.  Which makes all the difference doesn’t it really!?

Two very simple little gifts but which have truly brightened up my week.  You might also notice a slight theme; I’m easily pleased!


  • Michelle Twin Mum

    May 1, 2014 at 12:25

    How thoughtful, lovely friends and hubbie you have. I think that book is sparkles, I read that years back and loved it, enjoy! Mich x

  • Clarina85

    May 1, 2014 at 21:02

    Ahhh… this is just lovely! I LOVE getting a little card in the post. As you say, its not the size or cost of the present, but the thought that counts!

  • Cariemay

    May 5, 2014 at 11:56

    That is a quite extraordinary cake! What a treasure you have there!

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