Where is the Gift in This?

Turning an object slowly in her hand she asks “Where is the gift in this?”

Looking closely, she contemplates the potential value in the object, to herself and to others.

Is the gift in the keeping, with a fresh appreciation,

or is the gift in the giving or the selling?

Is the gift in the space liberated by its departure,

or storage available for something else?

Is the gift in restoring its usefulness by passing it on,

or in making the tough decision to release it from use?

Will the flow of life be enhanced by it,

or by its absence?

Seen broadly,

the gifts in an object lie beyond the object itself.



Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash

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