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Love, Friendship, Wedding, Anniversary, Mom, Dad, Grand Dad and Mom, Aunt, Daughter, Son, Graduate, Pastor, Pastor's Wife, Boss, Secretary, whom and whatever you feel like honoring, I can work with you to create the perfect poetic sentiment. If you don't see something and want your own words immortalized with stunning typeset and an artistic background, I can give you what you want.
Nothing can convey a sentiment better than words. We are the only creatures blessed with the ability to express ourselves in an array of gestures and more importantly, words. Take your pick; flowers, candy, money, jewelry, clothes, shoes, cars, the list seems endless. Yet, none of those objects can hold a candle to the mastery of words. There have been scads of individuals who received the above items, only to have their hearts broken by the same giver of the gift. And how about the person who wins you over with gifts only to reveal their true hostile intent later on. The legend of the gift horse of Troy is a great reminder to not get overly intrigued by a gift. The story involves a city that seemed impenetrable, so the city's enemy set a Trojan horse at its formidable walls. The citizens took the horse into their city, and during a time of feasting and drunkenness, the occupants hidden inside the massive horse came out and destroyed the people of Troy. We tend to do the same thing in theory when it comes to gifts. We drop our guard at the presenting of a tangible object without seeking the true nature behind the gift.
Granted, a tangible gift is welcomed and, in many cases, necessary to advancing any relationship. But the key proponent is the heart felt words that accompany a gift. A good test of how in tuned you are to your loved one is at the presenting of a gift. Let's say you were to bring home a bouquet of flowers to your significant other. If you haven't established yourself as a sentimental person who shows their love and appreciation through unsolicited gifts; and by that I mean a gift that is not contingent on a special holiday or occasion, then the first response after the expression of surprise will be why did you get them flowers. Your loved one wants to receive a verbal display as to why you were so thoughtful. Now, if you are among those who are spontaneous, the response will be very different. Your loved one will tend to thank you with smiles, hugs and kisses, googly eyes, and words of thankfulness for them having such a thoughtful companion, that being you.
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