Sunday, May 24, 2015

I Think Gifts May be my Love Language

I love giving gifts, and I love receiving gifts.  It's not because I like material possessions.  At all.  In fact, I have way too many material things.  But what a gift shows is thought.  When you give a person a gift you have to recall mentions of favorites, wants, needs, and your overall knowledge of the things a person likes.  When you give someone a gift they truly love, you are showing them how well you know them or listen to them, or even just that you care enough to try  and find them the perfect gift. 
I have probably thought about that too much, but it's true!
For my birthday, my family all got me some fantastic gifts. 
Everyone asked me for a few things that I wanted and I gave them some ideas, but I think they mostly just went with what they thought I would like. 
My sister Megan got me a few different things.  They'll all look great in my room.  As I've moved back home we're all making a lot of changes to our living situation and I'm really excited to put up the things that she got me. 

Jake completely surprised me and got me a new pair of work boots! I'm ridiculously excited about these and I couldn't believe it when I opened up that bag and saw them.  I've been wearing the boots I was issued for the nearly 3 years that I've been in the Army...So I kinda needed a new pair.  

My mom and dad, in addition to buying me a couple of tires (Isn't it funny how the things you ask for changes so much as you get older?)  They got me a bunch of bath salts.  This may seem like a pretty simple gift, but in a dorm room, you miss out on the tub.  It was incredibly thoughtful for them to get and I have already used them!

My sister alexis got me a floral printed dress and a romper from Forever 21.  I already wore the dress and when it warms up, that romper will be a go-to.  She also got me these stinking cute sticky notes that I just want to put all over the place. 

My cousins got me some gift cards (perfect for me as I'm unemployed) as well as a mat stack book for scrapbooking.  And my aunt got me a bag from her recent trip to New York.

Gifts aren't just material things...They're a way that you show someone you care and I love them.  What do you think of gifts?


Jen said...

Sounds like your family certainly treated you with some wonderful gifts. :)

Kara - RofaMW said...

You know you are an adult when practical gifts excite you!

Shannon said...

Cutest sticky notes ever. And bath salts! Lucky! Sounds like you had an awesome birthday!

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