#43 Neighbor Gift Idea: Towel

posted on December 18, 2012 by  |  posted under Christmas, Gift Giving  |  1 Comment

neighbor gift towel

At first glance, it is easy to look at a towel as a most ordinary object. Have you ever stopped to think that for thousands of years the towel has been used for many wonderful purposes?

For example, the mother who wipes the tears of a child to soothe an emotional or physical hurt, the physician who binds the wounds of a bleeding patient; or the woman in her home wiping her hands as she moves from task to task.

Perhaps the most significant use of the towel happened nearly two thousand years ago when our Savior, only hours before he hung on the cross, took an ordinary towel in His loving hands and dried the feet of His disciples. The simple, loving act personifies the selflessness and loving service we seek to give during our lives. It illustrates that an ordinary thing like a towel, in the right hands, and with a giving heart, and lighten another’s load. As with every action performed by the Savior on this earth, His act of service reminds us that simple day-to-day kindnesses are the Savior’s way to bless and comfort.

This towel is given with love and with the hope you will do works of goodness with it as the Savior did so many years ago.

May the ABSORBING Spirit of the season BLOT our problems, SOAK  up sorrows, WIPE AWAY difficulties, and may your holidays be shining and bright!neighbor gift towel

  • 1 Comment
    1. December 22nd, 2012 at 3:09 pm
      Stephanie says:
      These are the kids of gifts that are so simple and economical but completely useful. One Christmas tradition my family had for the adults when I was growing up was to purchase a gift with a ten dollar maximum price. We'd put them in a pile and roll the dice (like a baby shower game) and the first person to roll a double picks a gift from the pile. You can steal a gift from someone else that's already opened when you roll a double or pick new from the pile, but the idea is that everything is useful in some way and also unisex. This one not only fits the criteria but with the message added to it that you wrote - you also get a nice reminder of the meaning of the season!
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