The Gift of Time
Whenever I have to tell my daughter I'm too busy to play, she runs to her
room and whips out her drawing paper and crayons. A few minutes later she
has a gift ready for me. It reads:
No Work. A whole day of play with me.
If I begin redeeming my gift certificates, I wouldn't need to work for the
next week and a half. But that shows the best gifts often don't cost a thing,
So this holiday season consider giving the best gift of all -- the gift of
time. But on those occasions when you can't do that, may I suggest the
second-best gift: books. Here are two of mine to choose from:
Buy them at any of these online shops in your country.
(words at wordsmith.org)
Do give books -- religious or otherwise -- for Christmas. They're never
fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. -Lenore Hershey, editor
and writer (1919-1997)
"A delightful, quirky collection."
-The New York Times
"Just the thing if romping with words is what you want to do."
-The Washington Post
"A lively compendium."
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