BEST GIFT EVER: mine was from my daughter. It wasn’t in a box. It was a day for the two of us, mountain biking. Riding behind her, trying to ride her line, until I realized, sad-proudly, that I could not. Discovering a new trail, learning how to way-find with new, digital tools, getting lost and then finding our way…together. The gift of time, precious, runaway time. It can’t be wrapped or saved, but it lasts. Boy, does it last.

And, then there’s that KitchenAid mixer. It WAS in a box. I received it 30 years ago, when I could barely afford a knife and a fork, and I still use it today. The stories it can tell. The memories it holds.

And yours? What was your best gift given or received? Could a box even contain it?? How do you #GiftOutsideTheBox?

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