Thursday, November 18, 2010

Magic in Giving

A person's a person, no matter how small. ~Dr. Seuss

Number 1: Wanted to try a new fudge recipe I found online. Tried it. Won't bother to share since I didn't care for it.

Number 2: Wanted to take a cute treat to some kids we were going to see on a recent weekend.

(In a sing-song voice) ...put 'em together and what have you got, bippity-boppity-boo!"

If you are polished up on your fairy tales (this being Cinderella), the phrase would mean magic just happened.

Now, I did take one thing (fudge) and turn it into something else (an edible owl), but I don't think mine is as magical as making a pumpkin turn into a coach...oh, well.

  • The way I see it, little people are in need of special attention just like the big kids. Ethan, Landon and Morgan helped make these yummy, fall treats for their friends, and a few days later I was with those friends again and one of them mentioned the treats by saying "Thank you" and that they really liked them. Bottom line: they felt love as they remembered the special treat.
Now, the cost of the ingredients? Fudge, candy corn, icing, chocolate chips--This doesn't get very pricey, right? But the payback for my children and myself? Priceless. The magic in giving is that it just takes hold and keeps on giving back so you want to keep doing it again and again and...


House Revivals said...

Hi Pamela! Thanks for the nice comments on the book wreath. I agree that it is so important to get kids involved in giving and sharing, and to be the recipient of a gift makes one feel really special!

Shore Girl said...

Melanie, I couldn't agree more. There is a special "magic" in giving that gives back to you a thousand times more than you've given. Nothing more satisfying than giving --- extra fun when it makes one of the "little people" feel special!
Cute gift!