Are you always giving out unwanted gifts?

Gift

Often we gift loved ones the things we think they will love just because those are the things we like for ourselves. 

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What you need to know:

  • Perhaps we should start making an effort of finding out what those people we want to gift need or would like, rather than making assumptions.
  • Elderly people especially, I learnt from my experience with my grandmother, have specific needs quite different from our own.

Sometime at the beginning of this year, I attended the burial of a friend’s grandmother. The elderly woman was in her eighties when she died, and drawing from the eulogy, she had lived a happy and full life. She was buried a few metres behind the house she had lived in almost all of her life, where she had raised her seven children.

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