Gifts

India
November 1, 2012 3:56am CST
Recently we had ‘Dasahara’ festival, on ‘Vijaya-dashmi’ ; I gave gifts to all my family members; my sons, daughter in laws, grandkids; my daughter, her hubby and kids. To children I gave clothes and dresses; but to those grownup kids and grandkids I gave cash; so that they can buy whatever they like. [b]I also sent gifts to my friends in USA and Philippines. It takes one month to reach; thus they will be getting it by ‘Diwali’ festival. [/b] [b]I really enjoy giving gifts, my friends in USA and Philippines too send gifts for me and family members. Gift is gift, irrespective of its cost; it carries the emotion, the love. Do you agree with me? Do you give and receive gifts; on what occasions? For me it is ‘Dasahara’, Diwali’, birthdays mostly.[/b] Please respond. Thanks in advance. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . 01/11/2012
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
1 Nov 12
That's so good. I like giving and receiving gifts. You are a very thoughtful person. Christmas time and birthdays are the occassions I usually give and receive gifts.
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• India
2 Nov 12
Yes good friends exchange gifts.. thanks for response
@leateagee (3667)
• China
4 Nov 12
You're welcome. Life is about giving and receiving.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
3 Nov 12
I have never heard of this before, but coincidentally, my friend's family is from India and I attended a puja this past weekend at their invitation. Some people brought fruit, and some flowers. I didn't know what I was attending, but next time I will probably bring either fruit or flowers as well.
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• India
4 Nov 12
Yes you should, thanks for sharing.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
hi professor, i got the beautiful sambalpuri cloth - the blue one and it is really very lovely. and am to get a white one now, right? i am very thankful. you are the most thoughtful one - just like jose. be blessed and your family for being very generous. ann
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• India
4 Nov 12
Honey It will take maximum one month, you have to wait.
@jjpotter (44)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I agree with you. I also love the notion of gifts. Some people are always mindful of the price or quality. They sometimes get disappointed if they get a cheap gift when they gave an expensive gift. But for me, it's always all about the thought and the effort. Gifts are symbols of love and care. They also teach one to be grateful of whatever they receive in life, in general. Can't wait to think of what gifts to give for the Christmas!
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• India
2 Nov 12
Welcome to mylot and my discussion Am happy you agree with me, gifts are priceless
• India
2 Nov 12
I do agree with you on this "Gift is gift, irrespective of its cost; it carries the emotion, the love." I to give gifts to my mom and dad on Dashera, Bengali New Year, their marriage anniversary and on their Birthday. I also give gifts to my cousins and friends on their birthdays. And like you I to receive gifts from others. On Dahera and Bengali New Year, I mostly present cloths to my mom and dad. Where as on their birthday I give them cash. Whereas on their marriage anniversary and on my Birthday I take my mom and dad out for lunch or dinner.
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• India
2 Nov 12
That's wonderful, you are blessed, keep this habit; many ignore after they get married.
• United States
2 Nov 12
I am giving gifts for christmas time to my family. I have only one friend who is getting a gift but she is like family to me. I am so glad I am just about done with my shopping as well. that was great that you gave those members of your family gifts as well.
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• India
2 Nov 12
thanks for response and sharing details
• India
1 Nov 12
Hi prof, good to know that you give gifts to your family members as well as send some gift to your abroad friends. I am also in your sort, gave gift to my wife as well as important clients to celebrate this festival season. Gifts are the best way to show our real love and care to our friends and beloved persons
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• India
2 Nov 12
I agree with you fully thanks for response
@gary23 (425)
• India
1 Nov 12
We love to get gifts.Be it puja time or diwali, gifts make the ocassion more lively.
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• India
2 Nov 12
You are right gary thanks for response
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
1 Nov 12
That's really nice ,your send gifts to your friends who are in other countries. Yes i agree,gift is a gift,the cost of the gift should not be seen. But many people do that, they receive it and start inquiring about it. I have seen some people ,who just throw the item in one corner ,so i stopped giving gifts to friends. Because its very hurting when we see ,the things which presented are not kept in proper manner.
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• India
2 Nov 12
Throw!!!!! really, too bad; never knew; i don't have such friends thanks for response
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
1 Nov 12
hmmmm I am also your daughter so purchase sari for me..hahah...just joking. But really uncle when festival is came we feel happy because celebrate with family. You are right no matter about cost only cares and emotion should be there.
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• India
2 Nov 12
Ok, have you heard about Sambalpuri sari? They are special products of my city Sambalpur, they are pure cotton and pure silk as well as mixed, I can send.. thanks for response
@seliokas (346)
• Lithuania
1 Nov 12
Hello, I like gifts with only Sentimental value :). It can be old photo, penny or something else. It is only important that the present would make me remember some happy or not moments. I agree with your statements :) Happy myLotting!
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• India
2 Nov 12
Very right, gifts serve as memorials too; each time you see them, you think of them, thanks for response
@pecito (304)
• Bulgaria
1 Nov 12
I completely agree with you. Nothing could be compared to the satisfaction you get when you see your family and relatives happy. Gifts are not just goods-they show our love and affection. It's great when you know the taste and liking of the people to whom you send your gifts. Sometimes it happens to me to send gifts that do not correspond to the needs of my relatives abroad. That is why I prefer to skip 'the element of surprise' of getting something they don't actually need. Recently I have started asking them what they really need and then I buy it for them. It's good to send clothes only if you know the exact size of the person because children grow up so fast.
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• India
2 Nov 12
It is better if one can ask, what they really need, but many may not tell; well sending clothes is good too.
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
yeah gifts no matter what the price value are wonderful and precious than the money cost. I hope we can give gifts as this December is fast approaching. It is good to receive gifts but it is better to give one.
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• India
2 Nov 12
It needs 2 hands to clap, so exchange of gift ie more plesant, but let's not give gifts with the exception of getting one