Tis the season for giving and I can think of no better way to show someone you care than with the greatest gift of all; pizza. A co-worker at my office actually received a large pizza as their Secret Santa present this year and I was taken aback by the sheer awesomeness of that gift idea.
I have to admit as I witnessed the pizza delivered to my co-workers desk, I was silently wishing that somehow there was a mix up and the pizza was intended for me. I think this was apparent to my colleagues too as I bashfully asked to take pictures of the pizza. Beyond my extreme jealously though, I also felt inspired by the genius of the innovative offering. The potential gift giving possibilities of pizza began to flourish in my mind.
I will never dodge a Secret Santa sign up again.
Approaching this years’ holiday season I had already been pondering the idea of giving and receiving pizza. I had even asked my Mom for a Gus’ Pizza as my Xmas gift, but she seemed to shrug it off, thinking I was just being silly. (I love your gifts Mom, thanks!)
In reality though I would be delighted to find a pizza under the Christmas tree; not only because I love pizza, but because holiday giving is all about bringing joy to others no matter the form of the gift.
As I unpack the gifts I received this year, I feel so grateful as I consider all the thought that went into the gifts. A gift is a reflection of how much we care for others. It shows the details we picked up on throughout the year, whether it be in conversation or simply observing behaviors.
It feels great when others recognize our interests and deliver a gift that suites our interests perfectly. For example, I couldn’t wait to give my brother a gift box that included a cheese I knew he would love- the perfect combination of aged cheddar and blue cheese. Or, the fidget cube Tess gave me for my desk wrapped in a holiday themed pizza bag.
What pizza taught me:
The best feeling is realizing someone has been mentally taking notes throughout the year to show you they care. Holiday giving is all about those warm and fuzzies you get when you see your recipient light up.
What I wish I was eating: Roman Candle large pizza delivered to my desk at work as a Secret Santa gift.
What I’m reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less –Greg McKeown