12.17.2010

fill in the blanks friday

Fill in the Blanks Friday, courtesy of The Little Things We Do.

1. Giving is
the best part of Christmas. And every other time of year for that matter. I love, love, love finding gifts for people. It is usually random and not for the person I am trying to find something for, but when I come across something great, I get that warm and fuzzy feeling.

2. Receiving is awkward. Don't get me wrong, I love presents. But I don't like to be the center of attention and don't like everyone looking at me. This does not mean I don't like to receive, but I think I like the "giving" part better.

3. The best gift I ever received was well, I do love my diamond earrings. But I love that I also love little gifts - when I was a kid and got the Pantene Pro-V shampoo or the eyelash curler I wanted, I was really excited. I also liked the dollhouse I got for my birthday when I was in about 3rd grade.

4. The best gift I ever gave was probably the baby book I made the Magical White Guy. He never had one. His dad and mom are no longer around, so I took a bunch of old slides and had them made into pictures and made a makeshift baby book for him. I also think the trip to a Duke basketball game that I gave him for his birthday this year was pretty awesome.

5. Something intangible that I wish I could receive is motivation - to do more. Do more with the gifts I've been given, do more to lose weight, do more to help the teachers I work with, do more around the house, do more to experience the awesome city I live in, do more to show my family and friends how much I love them, just DO more.

6. Something intangible that I wish I could give is peace. For all those people that walk around with heartache or depression or just a constant sick feeling in the pit of their stomach. I wish I could let them feel at peace - like they were in one big giant hug knowing that everything is going to be okay.

7. The one gift I always wanted as a child, but never got was I don't really remember wanting anything so bad that I never got. Wait - I wanted some Girbaud jeans when I was in Junior High but we could never afford them. You know, they had that little white tag on the front of the fly?

5 comments:

Pat said...

I think you got #1 & #2 from me. I really like to just enjoy everyone else opening their gifts...really!

sarahsmile3 said...

I feel the same way about #2 which is why I was so uncomfortable with the thought of having a bridal shower.
When the time comes for you to have a bridal shower, we will remember to give you a few glasses of wine before the opening of the gifts begins. It helps, trust me!

Sarah Marie said...

#5 and #6... yes.

but remember, we're not superwomen ! we gotta take things up with the Big Guy Upstairs in the Sky.

;)

Cheeseboy said...

I have a feeling you are doing quite enough to help the folks around you. Now, I must get started on my son's baby book.

Not really. But if he did get a baby book from ME??? Now that would be a Christmas miracle.

Jessica said...

You didn't get Girbaud jeans, but do you remember buying cheap, old Guess? jeans from the thrift store, cutting off the triangle, and putting it on the butt pocket of cute, cheap jeans? :D