Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gifts come in all sizes...

I was flipping through this month's issue of Reader's Digest, and there's a full page listing the worst gifts ever received.  Among them:  a toilet seat, a membership to a weight loss program, a mini-kini for a 250 pound man, the same gift that person gave to the giver the year before, a sweater someone had worn and stained, and notice of a contribution to a charity the person didn't support.

Although we are supposed to adhere to "it is best to give than to receive," I think we all pretty much feel a tad disappointed if we get nothing or open a gift that clearly indicates no thought was given to receiver. 

As an author, I'm finding some of my gifts don't come in boxes--wrapped or not.  As evidenced by the amazing list of authors who frequent my blog, I am totally blessed with good friends and good spirit.  The recent tragedy suffered by a fellow author pulled everyone even closer as offers for prayers went up all over the world.  Through the Internet, we can knock on doors and ask for help, and it seems it's always cheerfully given.  We've created a Christmas miracle with our prayers and healing vibes.  What greater gift can we give?

I don't think most people understand the love and affection shared by people who have never met one another.  I know I wouldn't have if I hadn't become an author and met and adopted all my writing sisters and brothers.  There's a connection there that no one can describe.  I thank everyone who is part of my connection.  Without you, my world would be a lonely place.


Paige Ryter said...

I couldn't agree with you more. My friends are online...not in person, and a complete blessing in my life, too.

Thank you Ginger, for being you!!! And that Christmas miracle...fantastic!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Thank you, Ginger. I feel the same way. I've never felt so much warmth from so many people at one time. I know if I need support in any area of my life, not just writing, I'll get it with the Muse family.
Love and Merry Christmas to all!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Ginger,
I agree with you 100%. I treasure the friends I have made online, including your esteemed self.
Merry Christmas everyone.


Anita Davison said...

You are much appreciated Ginger. I love having you to go to if this writing stuff gets too tough. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and 2011 be your year.

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