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No, I'm not talking about a gift that is going to put you in the poor house, or something extravagant that shows everyone how magnanimous you are, I'm talking about that gift that both the giver and the receiver are going to look at each other, and without words, say, "This is the most perfect gift, ever!"
I have one of these gifts in my possession. Every time I get down or the whimsy fairy comes out, when the melancholy and uncertainy seems to take over my life, I will gather my arms around my middle, find my "safe" spot and after some time in thought, will pull out the words that will undoubtedly bring me back out of my "funk" and set me on the road to right, again.
What makes this book so special?
I first came across this book when I was a teenager, full of angst and not really sure of my place in the world. I can remember feeling like the world was a quagmire and I was sinking..........One of my teachers understood where I was and rescued me with the help of some of the most profound words ever spoken or written. It has become my lifeline! Especially when things are in control and sometimes when they are out of control, I know I can find the words to help me through. One thing is certain, the words contained in this book will help many people, through many periods of their lives, just having the words available there and opened, to read, in a moment of uncertainty.
That is what I call a gift! It will last for a long, long time without gathering too much dust. It will never be too big or too small, it won't wear out and it will be meaningful all through life. It is one of my favorite gifts to give, especially when I love the person who is the receiver. It will not only give when given, but will come back to give again and again.
Please let me introduce you to The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
This copy of my book, is the one that I like to give as a gift. It is a beautiful book and the pages feel wonderful under your fingers. The ecru paper is thick and can stand being handled. I love the fact that when I am done pondering the words, the book slips into it's cover and is safe again, until I need it's words to soothe my troubled spirit.
I love this beautifully done written in calligraphy poster. Framed it will become a lovely gift that makes everyone who reads it feel special. If this one doesn't fit your style, there are many others available. The words are the same and will resonate with the reader regardless of the style of poster.
For anyone who is needing a little reaffirmation, these two choices for gifts, will give more than anyone ever expected. And hopefully, these will be the gifts that becomes a favorite with that person for a long, long time, delivering a smile over and over again through life.
You are a child of the Universe, pass it on to someone you love too!