A big thank you to Karen and her mom, Judy!
(at Applebee's with Delta Kappa chapter, December 5)
I love giving gifts to people! In fact, if there's one reason I wish I made more money, it's that I would really like to give more and better gifts to my friends and family, not just for Christmas, but for all occasions that warrant celebration. Last weekend, I spent the night at my friend Karen's after visiting one of my chapters. Since her graduation, her birthday and Christmas were all in the next few weeks, I decided to bring all of her gifts, rather than hassle with mailing them.
The other part of me loving to give gifts is that I don't expect them in return...no, really! Okay, I like receiving gifts as much as the next person, but I never expect or presume that those to whom I give gifts will return the gesture. Me giving a gift is my way of letting people know I appreciate them and enjoy the special joys they bring to my otherwise-dull life. So when Karen expressed a small twinge of guilt at not getting me anything, I shrugged it off and told her not to worry.
But did she listen? Being the silly girl that she is, of course not. So today the UPS man brought a fun, colorful and fuzzy blanket to my house, courtesy of Karen and made by her mom. I love it! It's red with yellow kitties on it, and will be great to spread over my lap while I work. So to Karen and her mom Judy - thank you, and lots of hugs to both of you!