The Gift

The give of gift is in giving.

Outside of needs and wants,

inclusive of gentle kindness.

Present with a present.

The presenter surrenders and yields

and asks to graciously receive.

The receiver’s reception is in receiving

The gift enjoins community,

affirms with acceptance.

Submission freely submits.

The submitter does not demand a quid pro quo,

rather, only expects a heartfelt share.

The gift tenders happiness.

The joy of giving and receiving

is made whole by pleasantness.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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