|I love dressing up the house when guests come over.|
|Barbro pondering what she would trade for the bag full of odd spirits!|
|The green handle for a 2 liter bottle was not the most popular gift!|
|While Judy was less than thrilled with the green handle, Sandra was quite happy with the Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinegar package she received!|
Silly gifts are the mere wrapping of what this night means for me.
It's a gathering of good friends who have journeyed through life together over the past year through the magic and meaning of books. Book discussions allow a window into our souls because different aspects of each book resonates with each person in a unique way. Sometimes people hate the book. Other times people love the book. Every once in awhile we all actually like the book! But we always learn something new, enjoy being together and come away more enriched for having read the book and entering into the discussion with one another.
Gifts are a part of the Christmas season, whether they be silly white elephants or serious, well thought out gifts. It is fun to both give and receive gifts. But the real gift of giving lies in the relationship that we share with the one doing the giving or the getting. God knows this. That's why he created us to enjoy relationship with both him and others. Tonight I'm thankful for the relationships I enjoy with my book buddies.