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.