Gifts that Keep on Giving


Last fall, a friend dropped off a few plants to add to my garden. Unprepared, I dug a little hole, put a little soil around it and stuck it in the ground.     Gift

This one is a stella d’oro day lily.  It’s blooms were huge and vibrant.  I thanked my friend for the flowers when they bloomed.  It was such a thoughtful gift.

What’s great about this gift is it’s one that will keep on giving, year after year.

Today I took this picture (white datura or morning glory, I think).  Extra Gift

It seems a vine of the white flowers were intermingled with the day lillies.  While the lillies are no longer in bloom, the white flowers now add another pleasing color to the end-of-summer offerings.

I again thanked my friend, but she says she didn’t give it to me.  Was it from the flowers I planted two years ago?  Maybe, not sure.

No matter.  The flowers are the gifts that keep on giving.  They give me beauty, color, enjoyment, radiance, smiles and so much more.

Flowers represent only one of many gifts that keep on giving.  A smile…courtesy and kindness…honesty…integrity…the list goes on and on.

Can you share some gifts that keep on giving?

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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