I love giving Christmas presents. I love searching for that one thing that I know will make my loved one’s heart beat a little faster when he or she opens it. I love wrapping them, already anticipating watching the reaction on their faces as they open it, the complete surprise mingled with profound satisfaction at getting something they truly appreciate.
Finding those gifts aren’t easy, though, as it requires one knowing the gift recipient very well along with actually finding the gift itself, which usually involves more than a fair amount of luck and the appropriate budgetary allowances. With the wife, at least, I have an unbroken record thus far of gifts that either make her squeal with delight or stare at me in dumbfounded silence each year. That makes me feel good. Continue reading “On Christmas Presents”