Yes or No?
All of those gift ideas are wonderful, don't get me wrong, and I certainly wouldn't turn them down.
But are they gifts you would remember?
Are they some of the best?
What has all this got to do with rabbits?!
I hear you think to yourself!
(Yes, I can hear you!)
I can report, from experience you understand, that while these gifts are all amazing and wonderful, they are not, in fact the best....
If you really wanted a watch, or if you really needed a break away with some pampering luxury, or if you really wanted your fiance to propose to you, then surely these gifts are perfect... for you.
Is the gift appropriate?
Does it really have YOU in mind?
What if the gift (any gift) was given from someone you didn't like? (e.g. a letcherous boss, or an ex you'd rather forget).
What if it was later
used as a weapon to cause emotional hurt everytime it was 'thrown' back or
besmirched after a row?
Would the gift stand the test of time?
Let's look at a few of the reason's we give gifts:
to fulfil an expected ritual
to affirm personal bonds
to make the recipient feel special
to make the gift-giver feel good
to indicate time and effort spent
a large bank balance
long-term partnership qualities
to express intentions
The rationale above are just a few of the motivations behind human beings giving gifts.
But where does the act of gift giving come from?
There are elements of 'gift-giving' in the animal kingdom that involves sharing food and offering objects as gifts etc, especially during courtship or when a heirarchy is in place.
And the reasons behind the gift giving are quite basic...
There are many birds (descendents of the dinosaur) that go to great lengths to court a female, laying out shiny gifts of stones and bright leaves. They give gifts of food and they spend hours preparing an area specifically designed to 'show-off' their plumes too!
Yep, gift giving has been around a while
Our human ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans evolved about 200,000 years ago and civilization as we know it, is about 6,000 years old.
Yet humans give gifts for the same, basic 'animalistic' reasons, and they have done since their beginnings.
if you look at the reasons behind animals giving gifts and humans giving gifts, there are very few differences.
all of those reasons have absolutely NOTHING to do with MONEY.
Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14th each year.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").
In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off Saint Valentine's Malady.
Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, cute animals (including rabbits) and the figure of the winged Cupid.
The best Valentine gift ever would be a gift that is given with the most basic of intention.
But what is LOVE?
It can be defined as many things to many different people, which is why the best Valentine gift ever, is as individual as each and every person in the world.
But it can be simplified...
From a scientific point of view, love may be defined or simplified to be the Universal law of attraction. The fact that 'like' attracts 'like'.
Everything, absolutely everything, is made from an energy vibration and those things that have a similar vibration are attracted to each other.
We need to change the question. It's not 'What is the best Valentine gift, ever?', but rather...
'How do I give the best Valentine gift ever?'
If you want to give the best Valentine gift, ever, then keep the Law of Attraction in mind, and ask yourself three basic questions:
An ideal gift, the very best gift ever, is one that encompasses all three of those elements.
If you are satisfied that your gift covers those three simple rules, then you certainly do have the best Valentine gift, ever, and you will have mastered the art of the best gift giving!
Oh come on!
Do I really need to answer that!
Here's my personal answer to the question...
'What is the best Valentine Gift Ever?'
There is nothing more satisfying (in my opinion) than seeing two rabbits, perfectly bonded and 'in love'.
It is the Law of Attraction at it's very best!
But then I am rather biased, of course. :-)
If you want to know more about giving your bunny the perfect gift, or even someone you love, the perfect gift (if they have a bunny that is all alone - they need you!), then take a look at these pages and give the best gift of your life this Valentines Day!
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