A Jar of Love

Some of the best gifts cost little or no money.

Like this jar of love I received from our dear Ella.

jar of love christmas gift from ella 2014On Christmas day, 7-year old Ella came bouncing in our house with bright, smiling eyes and outstretched arms – wrapping me in a tight, warm hug.

She barely had her coat off before she handed me a small pint sized jar labeled “I love you because.”

“Open it,” she begged, with as much excitement as if I were giving her the largest, shiniest, fanciest gift…

Inside the jar were sweet sentiments  – expressions of love – that welled up my eyes, warmed my heart, brought a quiver to my voice, and filled me with more joy than a hundred million catrillion dollars could buy.

I love you because you are super

I love you because you are funny

I love you because you are nice

I love you because you send me awesome cards

I love you because you put people before yourself

I love you because you are cheerful

I love you because you are jolly

I love you because you are cool

I love you because you are kind

I loved when you read me Wonder

I love you because you are creative

I love you because you are sweet

I love you because you appreciate anything people do for you

I love when you help me out

I love you because you make cool treats

I love you because you make me feel welcomed

I love you because you are generous

I love you because you are awesome

I love you because you love me ❤

I will always treasure my Jar of Love.

Gifts need not cost money – they matter most when they are from the heart.

Cheers & Loving Hugs,

Jodi

 

29 thoughts on “A Jar of Love

  1. That is adorable. I can picture you blushing and smiling as you read each one. You are so right ..it’s the little things, the gift that is made by hand and given from the heart, without the need for ‘Cha Ching’ . 💜

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    • Ella has amazing parents and grandparents that are raising her and showing her true examples of giving and sharing and loving. I am so fortunate to have them all in my life.

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    • You are so right, Sharon. I received many wonderful gifts, but I have to say this was my favorite. What more could I want – than to be so loved :). Thanks for visiting and your sweet comment.

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