The Gift

Three people are given a magical gift by a luminous, kindhearted fairy.

The gift is that for just one hour, they get to experience magic and wonders. This limited time is filled with visual delights, food of the utmost deliciousness, amazing people with incredible talents, and love.



The first person is a great woman, and while she’s grateful for the gift, she has lots to do and so regrettably has to spend a lot of it replying to emails and texts, and checking for updates in social media. She does take some pictures of the delicious food and shares it on social media, though she doesn’t pay attention to the taste.

The second person is a bit of procrastinator (OK, let’s be honest: a big procrastinator), and while she really wants to use this gift wisely, she keeps putting it off. She spends much of the hour watching videos the first guy posts online of the magical world, but she doesn’t go out and experience it herself.

The third person is blown away by this gift. What an incredible opportunity! She realizes she needs to make the most of it but isn’t sure how.

So she starts by paying attention. She notices every little detail. She listens to the amazing people she meets and tries to really see them for who they are. She tastes the food and pays close attention to every sensation as she eats, savoring the food slowly.

She then practices gratitude for every moment, every person, everything she’s given. She’s filled with happiness by every little thing in this hour.

Finally, she changes people’s lives. She uses what’s left of this dwindling hour to learn magic skills, to heal people who are struggling (including the first guy), to make things to delight the other amazing people in this magical world.

She becomes the gift for others.

The hour is over, and the first two people realize they’ve wasted the gift, and will never get it again. They’re filled with regret. The third person has no regrets, because she paid attention, was grateful, and used the magic to change lives. She used the gift to its fullest potential.

Which of those three people are you?


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8 thoughts on “The Gift

  1. I like how you’ve written in such a sweet fashion that the hardcore motivation doesn’t alarm or make me panic but it gently leads me to the path of diligence …

    And, very creative with the story too, Aishwarya. 💕

  2. Sharing is the ONLY way I can really receive the magic of the gift! I live with eternal gratitude. Thank you for your thought-provoking blog! ❤

  3. Well, I guess I’ll be somewhere between the second and the third, trying to sway towards the third, but putting it off for just the right time😅

    Beautifully Written BTW.

  4. I’ve thought about this before…in praying over the parable of the Talents in scripture. I hope first that I would have eyes and senses to see the Gift! Second to accept it unconditionally and without fear. Realizing I was chosen for some reason, I hope my response would be the third: to share what I was given in pure grace with gratitude.

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