Friday, March 30, 2012

five minute friday - gift

 Joining with The Gypsy Mama's group for Five Minute Friday. Find the rules here.
Today's prompt - gift.

Gifts - not my love language. It falls smack in the middle between quality time and words of affirmation and physical touch and acts of service.
But it seems everyday my existence is sustained by some sort of gift. Diapers and clothes for the boys arrive in the mail.  Friends stop by for conversation bringing a snack or a bevarage.  A check arrives in the mail to help with our expenses. The phone rings and I am able to catch up with a friend.  All of these are gifts.
What can I do to give gifts to others?  I don't have a lot of money. Most of the time I do not even have transportation. But still I am called to give and to give generously.
How much easier it has been the last several months, the last couple of years, to release my grip of the illusion of control and give?  Much easier in my lack than in my having enough.


2 comments:

  1. Don't those five minutes go so quickly? I just felt you had so much more to share. Your struggles echo struggles I've wrestled with. I desire to give as freely and generously as our Lord does, reminding myself always that He provides it all anyway.

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  2. Your post reminded me of circumstances so many years ago when my children were young. I found the same thing - - when I was lacking and had little in the material world and no money, it was somehow easier - - the give and take in life. You find ways to give you wouldn't have thought of before. Thanks for a lovely post:)

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