28 March 2009

The Gift of Nothing - McDonnell

Mooch doesn't know what to give his friend Earl for his birthday...he has everything! Mooch finally has an idea, he will get Earl nothing! He searches all over for the perfect nothing but he can't find it at any store or anywhere. Finally he lays down and does nothing. He realizes he is doing nothing so he goes and gets a box and wraps it up. When his friend opens his gift Mooch declares that his gift is nothing and his friend Mooch.

A great story of the simplicities in life that we so often forget, especially in the gift giving seasons. Sometimes it is best to just give of ourselves: our time, our talents to make the lives of others feel special or comfortable. Spending time with a person can mean more to some than giving them expensive gifts.