This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!
Between N's birthday and mine, G celebrated his. As adults, it's easy to wonder if we are doing okay at living life. No one is handing out gold stars or report cards anymore, and sometimes we just want to know that we are doing a pretty darn good job being ourselves.
And so, for his birthday, I contacted friends and family to ask them for the gift of an encouraging word for G. Not to stroke his ego, but to affirm the good things that God is doing in and through him. I have a little book that I'm filling, bit by bit, in lieu of giving G cards:
It's made from an old shorthand dictionary by Ex Libris Anonymous (side note: shorthand looks crazy!). The affirming words poured in, and they all went into the book. This one was specially done in color!
last year!). I took out this furoshiki from Kyoto's Karakusaya furoshiki store and improvised a wrap on the diagonal. (One thing I've learned with furoshiki is that bigger can be better! The two we selected for ourselves are smallish and it limits what I can do with them.)
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