We have enough. Of everything. Too much, really. We don’t need more of anything. (Except coffee. Obviously.)
The gift of your presence is present enough.
Your time and attention is all I need.
When you hear me, I know I am loved.
It’s for your focus I plead.
If I find myself disinclined to spend time with someone for whom I feel obliged to buy a gift, why do I feel that obligation? What is the basis for our relationship? What more practical ways could I find to show my consideration … without adding to another’s clutter?
Here’s what The Minimalists have to say on the subject: http://www.theminimalists.com/p038/
I recommend it – it’s well worth your time and attention.