My blog post, “Giving a Gift That Matters,” was recently published on DailyGood.org. The editor of Courageous Creativity saw the article and was intrigued. She contacted me in hopes that my nine-year-old daughter would be interested in writing a piece about her uninhibited gift-giving practices.
As I read the editor’s message, the nine-year-old in me became giddy. Although I wanted to respond with a whole-hearted yes, I knew that would not be appropriate. Just because this would have been my dream as a child, it may not be my daughter’s. I hoped she would accept this unique opportunity, but I decided I would not pressure her; it would be entirely her decision.
That evening, as my daughter was preparing for bed, I told her about the email I received from the editor of Courageous Creativity. As casually as I could, I asked, “Would you be interested in writing an article about why giving gifts makes you happy?”
Suddenly the head that was lost in a sea of flannel popped out of the hole in her pajamas top. “Published … like in a real magazine?” my daughter asked excitedly.