Gifts Come In All Shapes and Sizes

Gifts can come in all shapes and sizes

Well-chosen, with consideration and care –

Or grabbed from the shelf in last-minute desperation

They can be wrapped in shiny paper and pretty ribbon.

The right gift given can raise a smile –

But will how much do they matter?

 

Gifts can come in all shapes and sizes –

Most give pleasure

But we do not always realise they are there

Or if we do, we may not see them as a gift:

The feeling of spring sunshine on your skin

The flourish of spring flowers in the park.

 

Gifts can come in all shapes and sizes –

Life is a gift.

Sometimes we do not realise how much of a gift life is –

Until our life is threatened.

Every new day is a gift –

Even if some days might not feel like it.

 

Gifts can come in all shapes and sizes –

Things you can give, but not wrap up

In shiny paper and pretty bows –

But they are no less beautiful.

Unconditional love

True friendship

Understanding, no judgement

Acts of kindness, however small.

 

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.

Do not give to receive, they say.

The best giftsΒ –

The ones you can give, but not buy

Need to be looked after with consideration and care

Given freely, you will then receive.

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Linking up with Mum Turned Mom – Prompt Word ‘Gift’

 

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12 thoughts on “Gifts Come In All Shapes and Sizes

  1. Adventures of a Novice Mum says:

    So lovely … gifts indeed come in all shapes and sizes. How we need to cherish more, those gifts that we can not wrap, or even hold on to … those gifts that we need to enjoy in the present, when we have them.

    A lovely piece. #ThePrompt.

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  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom) says:

    So true Leigh, you’ve touched on exactly what I was thinking when I wrote mine too. Gifts don’t just come wrapped in paper. It can be hard to spot them at the time though. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

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  3. Mummy Tries says:

    Beautiful words and very apt for me. I have a present cupboard, which is where I store gifts and usually have picked things up for birthdays well in advance, but I have two next week, and could I find anything in the cupboard when I looked yesterday? Nooo… Off to the shops at the weekend then πŸ˜‰ I agree that true friendship and unconditional love are the best gifts xxx

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