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True Giving

Posted on | September 20, 2007 | Comments Off

My daughter recently had her 13th birthday. But this entry isn’t necessarily about her. In our family, we have a tradition of gift giving probably similar to most other families. I wanted to explain about my other daughter who is 7.

When we first asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she was very confidant, at 4 years old, that she wanted to grow up to be a horse. She has always loved horses and owns a few thousand of them (OK that was a bit exaggerated).

One of her most favorite movies is Spirit:Stallion of the Cimarron. She decided all on her own that she wanted to give my teenager the most special gift that she muster up. She told us that she wanted to give her copy of Spirit to my 13 year old.

As I have reflected on this experience. I have wondered what it is to be so giving that you would give away all the great things that you owned to someone that you loved. I have also reflected on what kind of child learns that value of giving. I have decided that all the credit goes to my wife for being such a great teacher, and I have new motivation to remember the important things that make life great to live.

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