Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Special Gifts

Have you ever received a gift from someone that blessed you over and over and over again?

Well, I have that kind of gift from my daughter.
For my 60th birthday in September she gave me a small, decorated file box with a tag that said "60 Good Things".

Inside that box are 60 assorted hand-made cards, notes, photos, scriptures, and sayings.

There were no specific instructions for the gift. I could open and look at them all at once if I wanted. Or open 1 each day for 60 days. However I wanted to use it was up to me.

I decided to just periodically pull one out and look at it, and enjoy it for a few days, then put it in the back in the box. I pull out whichever one catches my eye that day, and when I am done with it I file it in the back of the box.

Some of the cards have said, "Dream Big", "Praise the Lord", "Never forget to pray" (that one was done by Isabel, our 8 year old granddaughter), and "I hate housework!" (so true).
There have been sweet pictures of family members, and some crazy pictures of family.

So, once in awhile I pull a card out, and it is amazing when it is just what I needed for that day, whether it triggers a memory, encourages me, reminds me, makes me laugh, or sometimes even cry.
What I love about this present is the time and thought and love that went into it, and the wonderful example to our grandchildren about what giving is all about.

It is a gift I will always treasure..

Thank you, Angie, for your gift of love.


Cathy said...


Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note on my RH cover story.

I just love the gift your daughter gave you for your 60th birthday. It's almost like a little book of reminders to keep a smile on your face.

My birthday is coming up next month and I think this is such a wonderful idea. I wish someone would make one for me! lol

Take care,


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Barb, Thanks for coming by my blog. I am glad you did. It gave me the chance to visit yours. I love your blog. Actually, if you're wondering which home is mine. I did post my Christmas decor about 1 1/2 weeks ago. You can just scroll to see my home. I hope you'll visit again. I know I'll be back to visit yours.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Barb, I love this idea. How fun is that!! I think I'll use this idea.

Hey, I do show 2 blogs. I love your store, too!!!

Have a great weekend!! Terrie