This article resonated with me. I think the connection is the most important part of any gifting experience. I can think of a few times that I have a given a gift to connect verses connecting first and then giving organically. When I gave a gift to 'connect', in the end there was no connection or relationship. When I've given organic gifts because of a strong connection, it only strengthened the relationship. This was powerful to read"When the gift I give to the other is integral to my own nature, when it comes from a place of organic reality within me, it will renew itself - and me - even as I give it away."