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powerphrase_icon2I hear a lot of obligation mixed with the holiday celebration. My community and I are clear that we don't believe in obligational reciprocity. We give gifts and accept invitations out of choice, not obligation.  It's very freeing.

I read a blog post yesterday abut regifting. It talked about strategies to regift without risking the original giver finding out. I figure, once I give a gift, it's not mine anymore. I'm delighted if the receiver gets pleasure from passing something I gave them on.

So the PowerPhrase? 

  • It gives me joy to give this to you. There are no strings on it at all. 
  • Let's give gifts (or not) out of choice, not obligation. 

A gift with strings and obligation can become a burden, In fact, it's not really a gift at all. 

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