The Magic of Giving

Children and dogs are naturally givers.
Givers from the heart.
They want nothing more than to please those that they love. 
They will gladly share whatever it is that they have to give. 
No matter how little it may be. 
A ratty old bone or a sweet holiday treat, even if it's their last one.
They have no expectations.
A warm hug or a scratch behind the ear is what makes them happy. 
Isn't this what giving should be? 
To give when love truly guides you. 
When you expect no gift in return. 
When the simple act of giving is all you need.
When the smile on that person's face warms your heart. 
That, in and of itself, is a gift.
That is the magic of giving.

my great nephew and his furry friend
photo taken by my son

I'm joining the Mortal Muses.
There is always so much creativity and inspiration over there.
today's prompt: Giving
tomorrow: Lights
18 Days of Holiday Prompts and Daily Giveaways
December 15th - January 1st

see ya later,


  1. Great post and absolutely adorable photo! Your little son is so cute!

  2. Oh, such wonderful words! Thanks so much for joining in today. :)

  3. Anita...Such a sweet post! Adorable photo!!

  4. That is just the sweetest photo. Nephew and puppy are darling and Justin does an amazing job.
    You are so right about the giving nature of our babies. Lovely post.
    Thanks for joining us at Mortal Muses today.

  5. Ah! What a sweet capture, and a familiar scene in this household. ;)

  6. wow this is such a lovely shot, so well captured.

  7. What a beautiful post, the pic is so cute too! Your son is very talented!

  8. Wonderful words to go with a great capture - I love it!

  9. So true! I'm hanging on these words, today!

    What a cute little guy... to have as a nephew!Love that picture!

    Wishing you a happy one!

  10. Well said. Beautiful picture too. My hubby used to say that kids should run the world, there'd be no wars.

  11. Oh, my goodness, this is wonderful! It makes me miss my baby son (who is now 29!) and our sweet dog. Lovely image and words.

  12. This is so cute and you are truly right. This is what giving should be like!
    Thanks for playing along at Mortal Muses today! xoxo

  13. Adorable photo. Adorable gesture, too.

    Yes, it's true! Giving from the heart in love. The ABSOLUTE BEST!!


  14. Hi Anita, what a lovely post with gorgeous words! will go and have a look at the link!
    have a wonderful day,
    laura xx

  15. Beautiful post Anita! To give is to receive a gift of heart!

  16. That's a sweet photo... And totally true.

  17. What a perfect message for the Christmas season. That is a beautiful photograph :)

  18. Wonderful Photo! Thank you for musing with us. ♥ tam

  19. I loved this post, Anita! It's so sweet and so true. I am going to print it out and keep it where I can see it daily. What a darling photo!

  20. Well, now that I'm all caught up, I have to tell you-your house looks fabulous, dahling-FABulous!!!! I especially love those white poinsettias outside.
    As for this post, I have to tell you, something is definitely WRONG with my dog. Sure, she will share. But she eats everything I have.

  21. Darling. Just darling. You are right, pets give unconditional love. Amazing...

  22. Absolutely precious photo - what a talented Son you have!And your words...so true! I'm so happy to have found you!
    PS Please visit and make sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  23. Oh Anita so very VERY TRUE....Well said my CLEVER Friend....!!

    I LOVE this pic....The MOMENT has been BEAUTIFULLY captured & I could sit & enjoy it for AGES....!

    ....hahahahaha....THANK YOU as always for your comment....The 'hob' is actually the frame the shower sits in....Aussie standards advise the hob MUST be made of a cement or stone product because it far less likely to suffer water seepage than a wood based product.... ** sigh ** ....NEVER MIND....In the scheme of things....It is but a blip....!

    I hope you're having an EXTRAORDINARY weekend....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  24. A perfect photo for such wonderful words of giving. I love my dogs (and cats). Not just man's best friend, but a woman's as well! My little grandkids: so innocent with their love at age 2 and 7. I want to capture and keep that forever!

  25. What a sweet photo, Anita! And such a wonderful sentiment. You should write for Hallmark cards!!

  26. What a beautiful post!!!!! Love the photo too:)

  27. A picture is worth a thousand words..need I say more? Wonderful:)

  28. Just beautiful Anita!!!
    What a precious post..love these two!
    How perfect!
    Your son captured the beauty of "giving" here..I love it!
    Blessed Christmas Anita!!!

    Deborah xoxo

  29. What a sweet and adorable post. Being a better giver is something I need to work on.


  30. Oh what a lovely image to go with such a nice post:)

  31. Hi Anita!

    You know what I like most..is when the giving is given when it is not expected! That is really when it means the most, I think!

    cute photo!
    thanks for your visit!
    have a great day!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina


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