Gift Scripts

Is receiving gifts a hurdle for you to climb during the holidays? Once a gift is in my hand, and I have to open it up in front of eager eyes, I lose all sense of what to say. My face freezes under the pressure. I’m scared that I will appear ungrateful, and that fear causes me to act robotic.

When I have to open a gift in front of someone, I try my best to pull from some preplanned scripts to make opening a gift feel less like climbing Mt. Everest. Here are a few scripts that I pull from: • How did you know I like ___? Who told you?
• Yes! I’m going to enjoy this! • Wow, you were paying attention when I said I wanted this. Thank you!
• This is really thoughtful. I already have some ideas of where to put this.

When I can handle physical affection, I seal the reception with a hug or a high five. That usually closes out the gift conversation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s