Gifts play a big role in our lives. In all occasions we come across in our day-to-day lives such as weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, get togethers, gifts are exchanged. A gift doesn’t really have to be physical. It could be an act of showing kindness, love or forgiveness. If someone gives something to someone else and makes them happy, we can say that is a gift.Sometimes you don’t really need to give someone anything physical. Even a little smile could make them really happy.
Despite the part of world or culture you are in, giving or receiving a gift has a spiritual meaning hidden in it. Many of us might not be conscious of what that spiritual meaning really is, but if you have ever felt happy seeing someone smile after receiving what you just gave them, you have a sense of that spirituality.
Some have classified gifts under certain categories such as gifts for mom, gifts for dad, gifts for girls, gifts for boys, gifts for teachers, and so on. Some have classified it under emotional gifts and physical gifts.
A child getting good grades could be an emotional gift for his parents while he receiving a toy or a thing he loves as a gift from his parents in exchange to passing the exam is a physical gift. In every physical gift, there is always a little bit of emotions blended; that is what it makes giving or receiving gifts so spiritual. It’s always about making someone happy or putting a smile on someone’s face and making their day shining.
Sometimes, someone might not like the gifts you give. If you ever gives Barbie® dolls to a boy thinking they are gifts for boys, you sure are not doing the job right. Gifts should be given to make someone happy, not for the sake of giving a gift.
When we give someone something, we naturally tend to think more of others. When that happens, spontaneously our thoughts and notion about ourselves are more likely to lessen; in consequence self-esteem. Likewise, when someone gives us something, if we try to accept it with honest appreciation, in spite of whether we like it or not, it is more likely for us to naturally minimize the self-esteem and feelings about ourselves. If you invest time and think carefully about it, it is distinctly possible that you will open your eyes to the spiritual reward of exchanging gifts.