I am going to share with you the very best gift-giving lesson I ever learned. Ready?
Here it is:
ALL YOU CAN DO IS GIVE THE GIFT. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM.
I give books. I have been told by more than one person that not everyone likes books. I know this. I have 17 grandchildren. I know this. I also know, that some dreary afternoon when all of the batteries have died on all of the remote controlled toys and the kids have been grounded from the television, someone will remember the books. Then, when you least expect it, a grandson will call and say something on the order of "Gram? You know that "Treasure Island" book? It's pretty good."
Angels will sing.
And if this never happens? Oh, well.
I have given a gift from my heart. I have shared a childhood memory. I have given love encased in covers.
This is all that matters.
ALL YOU CAN DO IS GIVE THE GIFT. YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT.