The way we give and receive gifts indicates a great deal about
ourselves. It takes time, thoughtfulness, and creativity to select a
present for someone we care about. Often the present becomes a symbol of
friendship or involves an item to fill a specific need.
On other occasions, the gift selection feels mandatory and takes less
effort. The gift of our presence for someone in need also requires
thought and skill. Self-awarensss and empathy run through the process.
Write about gift giving and receiving.
Begin with a present you did not
appreciate at first. Why did it gain in meaning? Or did it represent
something you're still attempting to resolve?