Today you’ll need the help of someone who knows you really well, someone who knows how to make you smile, what you enjoy. It could be a partner, a family member, or a best friend.
Choose the one person who, if you asked them to buy you something you would love to receive, they would pick the perfect gift. Now do just that. Ask them to buy you something that you will love to receive.
You might want to give them some money to do so.
The gift doesn’t have to be big, nor does it need to cost much.
Before they give you the gift, they have bought for you, however, there is one stipulation: it needs to come wrapped as a present. They can ask the shop assistant to wrap it for them or they can do it themselves. But it must be handed to you wrapped like a beautiful present.
When they’re ready to hand it to you, ask them to, first, take some time to tease you about your gift a little. Ask them to give you some hints as to what it might be without telling you what it is. The aim is to get your excitement rising, to get your curiosity peaking.
When they’ve finished teasing you, they can hand you the gift.
But you cannot open it. You cannot see what’s inside. You cannot enjoy what’s inside.
How does that feel?
Do you not just want to rip open the paper to reveal the gift hidden inside? Of course you do! But you can’t, so how do you feel?
Is there any point in wrapping a gift, giving it and then the receiver can’t enjoy it? Then what’s the point of feeling grateful for something but not expressing it.