“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill
If you’ve visited Gifts To Go you know I intend to make a living helping people give; by helping them find the exact right sentiment to express what they want to say about a particular human situation. I then help them prep the gift for presentation with wrappings, bows and bags and all the things that agitated The Grinch.
Sometimes the gift-giver can put the exact sentiment into words and we just look for a something to express the feeling. Many times the giver arrives looking for a something that will give them words to express the sentiment once they’ve uncovered the item that calls to them.
Neither approach is unusual. Our lives are not defined by the one gift or even the something that represents the sentiment. Our lives are defined by the series of interactions we’ve had with other individuals. A single gift will never significantly alter the recipient’s response to a set of human interactions whether that’s during a lifetime or a short relationship.
This approach is especially relevant as we enter summer graduation and wedding season. Those events are generally the kick offs in a life long game of gift-giving. As you ponder your upcoming gift challenges, I wish you good choices but also acceptance of what you select and no regrets in terms of your budget or (lack of) timeliness. After all, as we say, gifts are all about putting smiles of faces and I’m sure that’s what yours will do.
If you’re ever in our neighborhood, please stop in to introduce yourself. We’re at 11340 W Bell Road, Suite 128, Surprise, AZ and can be reached at 602 403 0646. And if you’re looking for a gift basket please check out the Gallery on our site.