I always like the gifts I get, but how I love the gifts I give! (Carolyn Wells, 19th & 20th century American poet and writer)
Well acknowledges that it’s gift-giving that gives her greatest joy. As children, we didn’t look at gifts that way. It was always the anticipation of getting what was on our wish list, and disappointment when we didn’t. We were certainly thrilled when we got the gifts we wanted. But growing up brings a more mature attitude about receiving and giving gifts.
Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Quoted in Acts 20:35)