Regifting Love

The things we can regift with intention and good conscience are not things at all. They are the acts that renew the human spirit and connect us to one another.

They include unconditional love – the love shared by parent and child at its best; not-so-random acts of kindness, great and small; and selfless giving that can often be anonymous without ego attached as a gift tag.

When I reflect on my past, I recognize that I have received the gifts of countless kind and loving acts from people I can never repay. These include teachers and coaches, my parents, uncles and aunts.

There were also kind and selfless actions from people I didn’t know.

With our ongoing relationships with friends and family, we can express our appreciation and attempt to payback goodwill, love and kindness.

We may never be able to thank enough our benefactors from the past. We can’t change the past, but we can be grateful for the good that we were given.

And we can change the future by paying that good forward, regifting it.

Today, what can we do today to pay forward the love we have received?

 

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About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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