I was trying to find a book to give each of my people for Christmas...knowing that it's hard to find a book we will want to keep...that the librarian hasn't already read or couldn't grab during any ol' work day. A few titles surfaced that I can't wait to share. I can't purchase all of them, so an alternative gift came to mind that is perfect for this last week before Christmas.
I'm making a (short) list of books I find just for each person. I'm writing a little bit about why they might like each book + including money to purchase one they think they'd like to keep. If they'd like to use the money to buy a few warm drinks to accompany library books, that would warm my heart as well. :)
Thoughtful gifts are my favorites to give + to receive. Things are just things, but thoughtful gifts are something more. They are a true offering of connection.
A recent white elephant gift exchange sparked conversations + deepened a sense of connection + shared interest over as varied topics as the benefits of Japanese hot springs, the inspired writings of Rick Rubin + the life giving magic of eating colorful salads in winter months. Beautiful.
May all your gifts, given + received, be recognized as offerings of connection...and appreciated to their fullest potential.