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Post #24: Giving

Welcome to the twenty-fourth post of the Great Writing Challenge of 2012.
Five days a week for six months, I will be given a topic to write about. The stipulation: it must be 250 words (or more), and positive in tone.
If you would like to suggest topics for me to write about, please email me at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com.

Post #24: Giving

There’s something to be said for giving. I have, at times, given people gifts, and hoped for something in return: usually acknowledgement of some sort. But as I’ve grown up, my giving has assumed a less selfish, more honest need to make someone feel appreciated.

It’s been a rough few weeks for my boss, and I really wanted to do something special for her. No amount of cajoling from myself or anyone is going to make her slow down and take some time out for herself, as much as we would love her to. So I thought some gourmet chocolates for her bath time is the next best thing.

After work, I pulled on some jeans and wandered down to See’s Candies on Market Street. I went, and went to town picking a pound – yes, a pound! – of gourmet chocolates. The assortment was a work of art: from Milk Bordeaux, Dark Raspberry Creams to California Brittle. YUM!

Making it pretty!

I returned home, and wrapped them in green tissue paper, tied with purple raffia. Attached to the colorful package, I tied a handmade card with a simple message. It was something I wanted to do for her, and I am happy that it came from a simple desire to do something for someone else.

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