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The greatest gift.

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gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment or anything in return.

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Just like most of you, I love gifts alot. Gifts that comes as a surprise, without me expecting it; melts my heart big time. Infact gifts is just one amongst my list of love languages.

People give gifts to others as a means of displaying emotions. The very obvious emotion I see here is "love." When you love someone, you'll give the person gifts; be it in celebration of the person's birthday, marriage, childbirth, friendship...just about anything. But we gift them all these out of love, yes love, pure love.

We give gifts to people we love and care for.

Sighs...

Well that's not what I'm here for, having talked about all these gifts, let's now move to the main point.

The greatest gift.

Are they clothes, bags, houses, chocolates, vacations, dream jobs, recharge cards, phones, money, shoes...? you name them

There's surely a gift that surpasses all these aforementioned. A gift that can't be wrapped in a box, but still yet, this gift isn't really treasured by all. Infact some of us feel entitled to this gift, we feel it's our right, forgetting that the owner of the gift can still withdraw it from our care.

Forgetting that the enemy of this gift is actually looking for means to steal away this great gift from us.

The gift that surpasses all other gifts, without this gift we can't receive other gifts. We can't wear those clothes, those shoes, we can't go on those vacations, have that dream job, we can't even receive wishes for our birthday, talk more of wedding or childbirth, we can't even see, breathe, hear or smell. This gift is the greatest amongst all others.

None other than the "gift of life." This is not child's play, this is not a game, there's nothing like a second life.

  • Sleeping and waking up isn't child's play.

  • Going outside your house and coming back home isn't even close to a joke.

  • Infact being inside your house is also not a joke.

  • Sighs...then you travelled out and arrived back home safely.

  • You went to a bubbling and crowded market place.

  • Or wait...you went to the bank.

  • You were walking on the road, be it tarred or untarred.

  • You crossed to the next side of the road.

  • You boarded a public bus or you drove your car.

The issue here is that you did all these and more, yet you're alive, Hale and hearty. Wait...even if you aren't even fully healthy, atleast you're alive right?

When there's life, there's hope.

Appreciate yourself more, be greatfull for the grace to sleep and wake up. I don't know about you, but I hear of different scenarios of death everyday. Just this previous Sunday, some bandits raided a church and killed the members of that church. I also went to church just like those people.

Even if you don't have enough, just remember your life is worth being thankful for.

You lost your job, you lost your spouse, you lost a child, you had a miscarriage, you lost that Visa, you lost that great employment, you lost your money, you lost your property...always remember; you lost all these but you didn't loose your life.

So be grateful for living, a living body has more hope than a dead body. You can see, talk, walk, run, jump, hear, smell...common smile. You've got a life!!!.

I've missed this platform, but then you can't give what you don't have, how do I go on tipping others with such an amount in my wallet, I honestly hope Rusty comes back, pending that time; bare with me if I don't visit your articles frequently anymore. (Thing is that I'm not too good at just commenting and not upvoting).

Till we meet hopefully again in my next article and in yours.

Thanks for reading.

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Sometimes it is not the gift itself but the truthness of other part. If you think that value of gift regardless of behavior of other part then it is wrong thinking then in this case the other part becomes as a bank account. If you think that thruthness of other part regardless the value of gift then it is true relationship.

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7 months ago

Yeah, life is the greatest and most precious gift one could ever have. The topic is an interesting one especially when u said ,when there is life there is hope. There are lots of challenges in life that we go through everyday.

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7 months ago

So, is life the greatest gift given to us? I think it's a very nice gift of love.

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7 months ago

I suppose life is above all else. If you love receiving gifts, and it is one of your love language, does it mean that you love giving gifts too?

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7 months ago

Yes, it's above all else. Lol, words have said it all...I love giving gifts too, people who know me alot would testify to this. Just not taken this act of giving to the streets.

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7 months ago

Exactly my dear Ella, the gift of life is the biggest gift which is given to people. The abilities of seeing, hearing, smelling, and breathing are the greatest gifts that God has given us. We may lose everything, but we must know that we still have our lives. We have not lost our life, and we should be thankful for this great blessing.

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7 months ago

Yes dear, the gift of life is the greatest, we really should always be thankful for it.

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7 months ago

Yes o, the greatest gift of mankind is the gift of life, no other gift can superceed this

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7 months ago

Yes dear Honey, the gift of life is the greatest and it supercedes all others.

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7 months ago

interesting topic that you present, my friend, sometimes gifts are given by some people because they have certain reasons, meaning that there is an intention in giving the gift, maybe there is a purpose to receive a return gift but not as it has been given or the reciprocity of the gift. Oftentimes the giving of gifts is only to appease someone not with real love or a sincere gift without expecting a return.

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7 months ago

Indeed the greatest gift given to us by the one who loves us above all is the gift of life.

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7 months ago

No other gift can replace the gift of life for real, it is the best gift that the Lord has given to us and we must treasure it a lot.

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Sighs... Oh yes indeed, we really need to treasure it, it's the best gift; better than any other kind of gifts.

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7 months ago

there is no one ever hold and equal the gift of life because this is where it starts. everything.

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7 months ago

Yes Dennis, the gift of life can be compared to none.

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7 months ago

I dont like more gifts but i really love foods So if you wanna me some gift,just give me foods then we eat together,

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7 months ago

I had a second thought about life while I was reading this, most of us have turned our life into a bag of complaints. We complain over a lot of things and forgets to give credits to our creator. It is true, when there is life, there is hope. Let us be appreciative.

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7 months ago

This is beautiful dear wrinkle, you've really said it all. We need to appreciate life more.

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Yes, the greatest gift that we recieved is our life, that is why we should be thankful because God give us the chance to live.

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7 months ago

Yes dear friend, we should always be thankful.

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7 months ago

Ahh i remembered yesterday in my exams i got the letter writing about thanking my uncle for his beautiful pleasant. By the way you being a great author, deserves great from rusty in return. Hope so everything will gonna get fine.

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7 months ago

Awwwwwn, thanks dearest.

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7 months ago

Life is the greatest gift a human can ever have. As you said, being alive is a gift and I'm grateful for being alive. I checked our WhatsApp group chat and I realized that we are birthdate mates 😊. Anyways, have a tranquil night rest

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Yes dear, being alive is the greatest gift. Awwwwwn, yes oh, we're birthday mates🙈🙈. Thanks dear friend and you too.

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7 months ago

I read about that Church incident it's heartbreaking to even hear about something like that. That's a pure terrorism act. For some reason previous month and this month here in my state of India, the crime rates are increased and the police isn't able to do anything. It's just saddening to know that the gift of life we get can be stolen by someone in mere seconds.

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Honestly, it's really sad. It was sad and totally unfair. My goodness!!! Even in India too??? I thought only Nigerians had their bitter share of terrorism. I hope this ends soon. It's really saddening.

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