Remember the TV sitcom, "Gomer Pyle" starring Jim Nabors? He'd always turn his head from side-to-side, with a large "kid in the cookie jar" grin and repeat, "Surprise, suprise, suprise" when something unexpected happened.
That's what I think of when I'm able to pop a gift into someone's hand. Through the years, I've participated in my share of "Secret Pal" programs and it's always fun at the end of the period to reveal you are indeed somebody's "pal." I've also participated in oodles of giving to the needy programs or helping people at my church who needed a helping hand. The reward for me is seeing their eyes light up and joy fill their faces.
If you're wanting to surprise someone this Christmas, how about giving them a homemade gift. This will show your willingness to take time out of your busy schedule to make something as well as the thought of giving to another person with no expectation of a return gift.
I like this homemade face scrub recipe because it's easy and unusual and it saves my friends a ton of money buying the manufactured ones full of chemicals.
Sugar Face Scrub
- 1 1/2 Cup white sugar
- 2/3 Cup grapeseed oil
- 1 tsp Glycerin
Mix together and put in an airtight jar. Wrap with a pretty bow and give as a gift to those who love safe, natural body products.
What is a secret gift or surprise you bestowed on someone recently? Do tell . . . .
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