and the gift goes on……

Posted: January 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

Over the holidays, we were at a party where the “white elephant” game was being played.  We laughed as one gift that was going around had a tag on it that had several names scratched out.  It was obviously a gift that had been regifted on multiple occasions.  We, like everyone else, have regifted a few times and aren’t really ashamed to admit it 😉 .

I have been thinking about how things that we “give” can go on and on and on.  I don’t really mean material possessions, but I thinking more about kind words, lending a helping hand, sharing the good news of Jesus with those who are wandering in darkness, etc.  We can never know, until we stand before our Creator, what effect our lives have had on others in this world.  Most people we will never meet nor even know exist.

The continual gift from this is that we may have an impact on someone’s life and then they impact someone else and they impact someone else and on and on and on.  The blessing is that we, the original giver, receive “credit”, if you will, for every touched soul that emerges from our first having planted the seed of kindness or care or Truth. 

I hope that I am “regifting” everyday.  After all, other people are the only things we can take with us into Eternity!

Thanks for stopping by 😎

  1. Kerri says:

    What a great observation. I’ve always liked regifting – now I love it!

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