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Eight Opportunities for Hanukkah

by Robyn Cohen

 When I was younger, my mother took my sister and me to a synagogue Hanukkah bazaar and instructed us to each pick out a Hanukkah gift for each other. I searched and searched for the perfect (yet inexpensive) gift. I couldn't wait for her to open the Hanukkah surprise that I picked out just for her. To this day, I don't remember the gifts that my parents gave me that year, but I still remember the excitement that I felt upon giving my sister that surprise. (It was a stackable crayon!)

 
Just this morning my daughter said to me, "Mommy, remember the cake that I made for you for your birthday?" (My birthday was in June.) Her birthday was much more recent, yet, she was remembering with delight the cake she helped make for me.
 

It feels good to do something special for another person, and giving is much more of an active endeavor than receiving...

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