As a Chinese culture, we are presenting gifts to others during Chinese New Year to give love, pay respect and be gratitude. There are so many gifts available in the market, many types of hamper, biscuits, chocolate, cookies and others.
Sometimes, we might receive a beautiful hamper, its look really great from packaging and yet when you open up the hamper, you might discover all junk food inside with beautiful wrapping paper and low quality of food products with no nutrition. I always ask myself, why this happen? Of course, it’s a demand from consumer which we want everything look good, so we get supplier to provide this. What is the meaning of beautiful wrapping and you are eating low quality of food products? It’s jeopardize your health. Be practical, you can’t “Eat” the beautiful wrapping and you are going to throw away the packaging too. Why not be moderate? Spend more effort and money on the food product and let the food bring nutrient and not “poison” to your and other’s body.
Some of us also like the beautiful wrapping paper, we love to put on expensive, designer, branded, luxury clothing, shoes wear, jewelry and make sure we look “Great” from top to toe. However, we might neglect or totally forget to feed nutrient to our mind and let it be “Beautiful”. How important to have a beautiful mind! Why not spend time to take care of your mind instead of investing all your precious time on your outlook which one day, it’s going to be aged? Why not aged gracefully with your beautiful mind? Be moderate!
This year, I received a most practical gift from my friend, Organic Grown Authentic Bario Rice, a full of thought gift. I am touched after I’ve finished reading the introduction of this legendary rice from the valley of the wind. “Bario is situated at the northeast of Sarawak. Standing 1,300 metre above sea level, this place is surrounded by rolling hills with clear blue sky and lush greenery. The Kelabit tribe carries on the traditional organic farming method through generations, producing once and only, excellent quality Bario rice. After each harvest, the farmers rest the soil, the buffalos and themselves. Time allows nature to gently nurture the soil and the feeling of happiness that has been gradually forgotten in life.”
How beautiful to give the BEST gift to yourself and to people you love. Be moderate on the packaging and give priority to the content of gifts. Give gifts that can shine your love and kindness to others while preserving mother of earth.
Don’t give for the sake of giving! Give the BEST!!!