Gifts

Persons are gifts sent to me wrapped!
Some are wrapped very beautifully; they are attractive when I first see them.
Many come in very ordinary wrapping paper.
Others have been mishandled in the mail.
Once in a while there is a “special delivery”.
Persons are sometimes gifts that come very loosely wrapped, others very tightly.
But the wrapping is not the gift!
It is easy to make that mistake.
Some of the gifts are very easy to open up.
On other occasions I need others to help.
Is it because they are afraid?
Does it hurt?
Maybe they have been opened up before and thrown away.
I am a person.
Therefore, I am a gift, too, a gift to myself first of all.
Have I ever looked inside the wrappings?
Afraid to?
Perhaps I’ve never accepted the gift that I am.
Am I, then, truly a gift to others?
Every meeting of persons should be an exchange of gifts.
But a gift without a giver is not a gift.

 

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