December 2, 2013

What is “reverb13”? The Gift of Giving.

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

~ Maya Angelou

This is day two of reverb13. Go here for day one. Today’s prompt is:

What was the most cherished gift you received this year? What was the best gift you gave?

I’ve received so many thoughtful, generous gifts throughout the year. We were literally showered with clothing, blankets, toys and everything we needed for the baby. It was all such a blessing. The most cherished? Hard to say. The most practical and useful? Cloth diapers, for sure.

As for giving, I didn’t give traditionally bought gifts this year. It may seem like a cop-out, but the best gift I gave was the gift of Life.

Having a baby made me slow down and become more mindful. It made me appreciate how fast time flies—she’s already 11 months old! Becoming a mother is the gift I received; being a mindful, loving mother is the gift I try to give my daughter ever day.

(Read the rest of my personal response.)

About Reverb

Reverb is a  personal and communal writing practice that provides a means to reflect on the year that has passed and set intentions for the coming year.

From now until December 14—I’ll post a daily writing prompt here on elephant journal. You are invited to participate, as privately or publicly as you wish, as frequently as you wish, in as few or as many words as you wish.

Keeping your writing in a private journal is one route. Or, if you want to share what you’ve written, add a comment below. If you’re into hashtags, it’s #reverb13.



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