When I read that Day 08's prompt was about gifts, I really had to think how to present my take, and gladly I found this:
Day 08 - Gift(s) From the Heart.
Like I said, we were not much into material gifts, but one Christmas day, sister gave each of us a present, and she gave me this quarter moon decor. I was really touched when I received this - my sister really knew I love quarter moons, and she just added a piece to my collection. This was quite tall to be with my other pieces, so this one I put on our kitchen cabinet. It was my way of having the sky inside our kitchen / dining room.
Well of course, underneath that material gift comes the much deeper gift my sister gave me: her care and love. Her recognition of my collection, and the way of knowing I would be happy to receive any quarter moon stuff was something that really melted my heart. The love my family is giving me is a soul food that keeps me living.
*** Jenn ***
ps - Another gift from the heart... while I was taking pictures of sister, brother came out of our terrace holding a LED flashlight and aimed the light towards my sister. He said it might look cute to see the shadow of the moon (see picture 2), and he held it as I took the pictures. Now that's really touching. I didn't ask him for any help, yet he came out to give ideas and help. I really have the best family in the world. Their way of supporting me and my everyday take on the lessons for this class was a gift I will keep in my heart.