Today I want to share the gift idea that impressed me the most.
Sitting on the kitchen counter was a new, red dish towel tied with a ribbon and bit of Christmas holly. A tag was attached with a message for the recipient.
I was moved to tears. The poem that was attached to the towel referenced some wonderful things that a towel could be used for. I remember it spoke of drying the tears of a child with the towel, or sharing dish washing duties with a loved one. I honestly cannot recall the entire tag but I do remember that it mentioned, above all other uses, the use of a towel after the Savior washed His apostles' feet.
care for his feet. I would wash them, towel them dry, anoint them with healing oils and bandage them. It was a special time for us. I fell in love at his feet.
I had never "put two and two together".
I have avoided giving dish towels as a gift before. It was a gift I have wanted to give but felt that I was "being cheap". I will never, never feel that way again. If I was not exposing the secret here - I would be giving a Dish Towel to everyone I know!
While preparing this post and being unable to find the text that was on the tag last night - I did find another blogger who added additional depth to the story: Dish Towel, Judi Ann's Nook. I think that her post would provide the perfect addition to the gift of a dish towel for Christmas.
Tie it with a beautiful ribbon and adorn with holly leaves and berries.
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