Thursday, December 9, 2010

Writing Gifts

A gift of writing is one of the most personal and cherished gifts you can give someone. This type of gift is not just reserved for elementary school children. On many occasions, I've given people I care about the gift of my writing.

These gifts could be in the form of writing a poem, creating a photo book with special memories written inside or writing a heart-felt letter. Mothers and grandmothers really love these types of gifts, especially if you put it in a frame with your picture. Girls really dig this, too, guys!

A couple of years ago, one of my students gave me a book of the poems she wrote in class complete with photos she had taken. It was one of the most wonderful things a student can give a teacher. Now whenever I read her book, I remember the different writing activities and specific classroom memories that each poem evokes for me. It's almost like listening to a song on the radio. Each poem takes me right back to that particular memory. (Let me just admit it. I cried when she gave it to me.)

So, if you're wondering what to give someone - give them the gift of time and give them the gift of shared memories.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, writing is like breathing. Without breathing you wouldn't be alive.


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