MC 9.3: Giving Gifts

Hi friends! I hope you all had a great week! We survived “Lucifer” (not even kidding, that’s the name of the storm) here in SoCal. I was just reminded about how dramatic Californians are with rain! Although I was a little surprised when the electricity in our apartment went out for a few hours. Thankfully it didn’t take too long to come back on.

Anyways, this last week I focused on gifts! I don’t want to brag about the things I got people, but I hope you can be inspired to shower some love in the form of simple gifts to those around you, especially if you know gifts is one of their love languages!

Matt got a Hydroflask bottle around Christmas time, and has really loved it except for the lid, which screws on and off. So I thought I would surprise him with a flip lid for valentine’s day after we said we weren’t doing gifts. But of course the one day I ask him to get the mail is when the package arrived, so unfortunately it wasn’t much of a surprise. At least he tried faking like he didn’t know what it was when I gave it to him!

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I also wanted to give our sweet 94-year-old neighbor some love on valentine’s day, so my sweet husband got flowers at my request. He picked out the cutest little plant and hopefully it will give her joy for a while!

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Lastly, I had the opportunity to take one of the high school girls in my small group out for dessert and treated her to the best cinnamon rolls ever! A new place near church called Cinnaholic opened up and it is just as addicting as it sounds. She picked chai frosting with blackberries and I picked macadamia nut frosting with coconut. It was so fun! I personally love being treated with free food and I love having the chance to do that for someone else. We had a great time!

Here are a few more ideas to show love to those who appreciate gifts:

  • Buy their favorite candy bar
  • Treat them to coffee
  • Pay for their gas
  • Buy their favorite pens
  • Send them a care package

Getting gifts for people doesn’t have to be expensive, but it definitely communicates you care! See you next week for my last update!

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