#reverb10 Day 30: Gift

December 30 – Gift Prompt: Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year? (Author: Holly Root)

Best gift this year, hands down is the gift of being alive. I know it sounds incredibly cheesy, but it’s true.

I feel somehow more grateful for the very simple fact of my life. I am aware of what a precious gift this journey is, and I feel more inclined to treat the gift with all the care and tending it deserves instead of just tossing it into a corner as I have done in years gone by.

I want to put this gift on a shelf, where it can be seen and admired everyday. I want to keep it free of dust and mold and let  it sparkle and shine just like it did when it was brand spanking new.

I want this to be the gift which truly keeps on giving.

I want to gift to keep giving joy and enjoyment to all who look at it, just as it was meant to do.  That is after all the purpose of a gift is it not?

So yes, the best gift I received is not a new gift. It is a gift rediscovered. A gift taken out of the dark corner where it had been carelessly tossed and forgotten, and all of the dust and debris of the intervening years cleaned off to reveal its hidden beauty.

It is a  gift made brand new.

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