We all like to receive gifts. Big ones and small ones. Gifts for occasions, and sometimes, just because. But giving them is even more fun! Do you have an amazing woman in your life? A girlfriend or co-worker, your sister or a sister-in-Christ? It is the amazing women that we surround ourselves with that can change us; rearrange us. They are there for the small things that go on, the ordinary and mundane. And they are there for the big too. The milestone changes, the projects that you just canâ€™t seem to complete on your own.Â The joys and the heartbreaks.
A thank you and a hug is enough for them. Just love.
Do you have a friend like this?Â I do. The most notable thing that I can say about my friend Mischele is that she puts up with me.Â And that is saying a lot! Iâ€™m not the easiest person to get along with. Iâ€™m cranky a lot and I have yet to learn the art of unlimited grace. So even when I am not the poster child of friendship, there she is loving me anyway.
Every now and then I just have to go beyond the thanks and hug, and give a just because.
This is an incredibly easy way to say more to that woman who is always there for you. It takes about 5 minutes to put together and is so cute when it is all wrapped up! It is a simple way to say â€śThanks for being my friendâ€?.
- A great mug or teacup (I purchased this one from the Family Christian bookstore)
- 1 new spoon (Target has a set of 6 for $5.99 â€“ more gifts! Yea!)
- Treat bag with your favorite mix (this could be hot choco, loose tea or even a chicken cup-a-soup mix)
- A pretty ribbon to tie it all up with (clear Easter basket wrap is great for this)
Make sure to include a card or tag that explains how to prepare the contents of the gift! This can be adjusted to fit any need. I she sick? Give her a bowl with chicken soup and a small pack of tissues. Make it personal to fit the friend.
And by all means â€“ have fun with it.Â It isnâ€™t about what is inside; it is about letting her know you care.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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