We are fast approaching the holiday season where gift giving is on the minds of many. My husband knows the drill at our house for giving gifts to me. Books, techie gadgets, music, craft items, or something he has made for me (he is a woodworker) are the best choices. If he should decide to give me a fur, it must have four legs and a heartbeat. If he should decide to give me a diamond, or other gemstone, it cannot be so big that it could double as a key fob, or it will not be worn -at least by me. The best gifts in life are those that touch the heart, not those that impress others. I do know people who like to receive costly gifts from their spouse, or significant other, and I always wonder why someone would impose that upon another. It must be stressful for the gift giver, trying to find something that has both meaning and significant monetary value. The best gifts are from the heart of the gift giver. The best recipients are those that can see the heart of the giver in the gift.

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends and Influence People