‘The Gift’ By Phil Canalin

When you love giving gifts so much, when do you stop? The answer may be never, no matter the consequences, even if it destroys you. But as a young girl teaches a ruined man a simple truth about true gift giving, he returns the favor with another small gift, given with love. He knows his life isn’t ruined at all, because bestowing gifts gives him life.

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