Friday, July 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Present

Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and hundreds of others. We write for five minutes. All on the same prompt. No extreme editing. No worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.Unscripted. Unedited. Real.  



 I don't know how everyone else is using the word "present" but I'm going to use it as a noun - as in a gift. It reminds me of the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. It's about a wife who sells her hair to buy her husband a chain for his pocket watch for Christmas, only to find out he sold his pocket watch to buy her the beautiful hair combs she really wanted. It's a sweet story of self-sacrifice to give generously to someone you love.

It also reminds me of the best present my husband gave me. For our first wedding anniversary, Dave gave me a pair of opal earrings. We were in college and pretty much broke, but he made sure he gave something beautiful to his bride. Those earring are my favorite piece of jewelry because every time I wear them, Dave always says how pretty I look. He doesn't realize the correlation, but I do and it always makes me feel special.



  1. Lovely job! I believe those gifts that we are given through sacrifice and/or deep thoughtfulness are the ones that stay with us forever, if not physically, then in our hearts... there is no better present than that kind of presence! Cheers!

  2. Hopping over from FMF!

    I think it is wonderful when our husbands give us a gift through their eyes, and not necessarily our own. It means so much more when they do little things like that. After all, we don't see ourselves the way they see us. We are overly critical of ourselves and they simply think we are beautiful and just right. :)


  3. Great job on your post so inspiring !