What to get that special someone?
How to find the perfect gift?
Decisions, decisions when someone
seems to have it all…
The easy way out is a gift card
or cash even. Then the special
someone can acquire what he/she
What if the gift giver wants to
select something meaningful?
A gift from the heart which
expresses love and care…
Getting the Pastor something
to read seemed to be the
desired solution. Poetry?
Quotations? A new biography?
Credit card near the desktop, I made
the purchases. We found books, a
gift bag along with a smiley-face
balloon and a birthday card.
Colorful paper added, and it was ready.
With gift bag in hand, I grabbed
the banister and went downstairs.
Sang Happy Birthday and gave the present.
Then the phone call Sunday evening
from the Pastor thanking us for his
birthday card and books. He noted it
was the first time anyone had ever given
him a credit card too. He said it had
been enjoyable making purchases and
that he had maxed out the card. Oops!
It was only then I realized I
had filled the gift bag with more
than the books and birthday card.
The credit card had slipped from
my hand into the gift bag. It remained
safe and sound until it was discovered
on Sunday evening when the Pastor
phoned to thank us. It seems that we had
unwittingly found that special person
the perfect gift after all! More importantly
were the shared joke and laughter which
made it all worthwhile. Life’s embarrassing
moments became our shared humanity.