Many acts of giving gifts or presents. That’s how I have come to understand how the one to whom a gift or present is given can offend the giver of the gift or present.
People have told me a lot of times that I am a generous person. Maybe I should just agree, hehe! After all, I think when it comes to me, what you see is what you get. So yes, I do give gifts.
It is not that I mind anymore, it is in fact perfectly OKAY now. However, there was a period that my gift giving nature hated it if the people that I gave gifts to did some of the things that I want to write down here in this blog post.
And for emphasis sake, I am saying it again, no, this points that I’ll talk about below no longer get on my nerves. But then as you know, I am one person. Can you imagine how many people there are in this world, each one different one way or another?
So here it is:
What I think we should stop doing to the people that give us gifts, especially to the genuine gift givers.
1. Stop asking for alternatives, a different colour, design, brands.....
So, every person has their own colour; that's settled.
But please why ask the gift giver “is this the only colour there is?” “is there no “whatever-your favourite-colour-is”?”.
What are you aiming to achieve with this type questions? exactly what?
2. Stop wanting everything for your own self
Have you ever been in this situation: you have just given a gift, only for the receiver of the gift to tell you that yours, your own (as you happened to have selected one as well) looks better than the one which you have presented to her or him.
Come on receiver, but it’s the same thing!
3. Stop avoiding the use of your gifts
Here is an experience I had: I once gave someone very close to me a gift. It was a cotton scarf. Not that I had the money to buy the scarf but with some letting go of other things for myself, I was eventually able to buy the scarf. Guess what? not once did I see my close friend use the scarf. As if that was not enough, one day at her house I saw the scarf being used as a rag to mob the floor in her house.
Are you speechless?
4. Stop spoiling your gifts
Like little children, that is how some people tear apart the gifts that they receive and don’t like. Mind you, in this case, the destruction is very much deliberate.
I have no comment for you, receiver the destroyer!
5. Stop wanting to know the price of your gifts, directly or indirectly
Seriously, this one confuses me. As much as I try to understand it. Like why do you want to loose your head and mind because you need to know the price of the gift that you received.
Oh! You forgot?! You think your worth equals the cost of the gift? What sort of comparison is that? And why are you feeling threatened? But why.
I suppose I could go on and on with this list. But I surely would love to have your contributions!
So please feel free to add to my list in the comment section below or maybe elaborate more on any point that I mentioned in here 😊.
Since Valentine’s Day is just a few days from today; here is a lot of bubbled heart shaped kisses and bigggggggggggggggg, bigggggggggggggggg hugs gushing from me to you.
I hope you will BE NICE to your genuine gift givers.
And I hope that you will receive lovely gifts, the type that you desire.....
Let's meet here again,
***Have you read my previous post here? I am looking for someone or people to work with for this year's International Women's Day celebration***
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