01.05.11

Who wouldn't want a fistful of gift cards? Though there are some limitations, they can be purchased almost anywhere to provide the recipient an opportunity to get just what they want or to properly size an item. Others would disagree indicating that the cards totally depersonalize the act of gift-giving. Obviously, they are marketed to the commercialization of our economy, but there are some who have taken the idea to create non-monetary gifts, i.e., worth 2 hours of cleaning out the attic or a picnic at the beach, etc.

 

We have gifts in our everyday ordinary lives that are often ignored or devalued. Unlike the adage, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth," we may not appreciate the importance of those treasures. Gifts can come in many forms - a genuine smile from a stranger, an energizing conversation with a friend, a beautiful sunrise, a stress-free commute. Looking for those gifts is a great motivator and satisfying reward. Daily time with the camera is just one gift I can anticipate - what's yours? Naples, FL

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Taken on January 5, 2011