Kindness Stories – Story #4 : “The Gift of the Magi”

“But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.”
Gift of the Magi
Reading: What could be more appropriate this week than to read this story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, long considered a Christmas classic! Find it online here. I encourage you to read it with fresh eyes, even if you have read it before. Per usual, pay attention to where your thoughts take you as you read.

Stories Journal: Tell the story of a favorite gift you received or a favorite one you gave. Write with genuine warmth in your heart and a smile on your face.

Kind Action: Assuming you give holiday gifts, take time this week to give a very specific gift that comes from the deepest place in your heart. For extra credit, give something that in some way causes you to give something up. See if doing so helps you get something back.

Comments Section: Write about what this story means to you. It may help to read this take on Christmas from Krista Tippett.