Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

How Long Does It Take You to Select a Card or Gift?


It’s usually understood that women spend a lot more time contemplating what they are going to give to someone, whether it’s a card or a gift, than men do. But how much time is too much when it’s spent looking at virtually every card in the greeting card section in the store? Does the perfect card or gift even exist? Do recipients of cards and gifts think for a second that maybe the giver cut corners and just grabbed the first option that presented itself? Let’s examine this issue on Tuesday – Valentine’s Day!


2 thoughts on “How Long Does It Take You to Select a Card or Gift?

  1. Hi Jerry & Debbie,
    I’m at work so I can’t call, but I just wanted to share. I’m a single 20-something, and in that season where a lot of my friends are getting engaged and married. So it can be easy to get a little crusty about the holiday. So last week, when I went to the grocery store and there was a massive field of balloons, I took a picture and was going to make a sardonic comment about it on my Instagram or something…but then, a little girl ran through, exclaiming, “It’s so BEAUtiful!!” And I caught the eye of her dad, and we both kind of chuckled and smiled because it was a moment that was just so full of…goodness. And then I got a little Valentine’s care package from my brother and his girlfriend (I moved 1400 miles from home this year). And suddenly the crustiness didn’t seem like a fair response to such a wonderful opportunity for joy and gratitude and charity. So for those people around you who are a little lonely– take the opportunity to love on them! And for those of you who aren’t married or in a relationship–take the opportunity for gratitude and joy and loving on people. 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s !


    • Melanie,

      What a beautiful account you shared with us. Thanks so much for taking the time. I know I can speak for Debbie when I say that I have learned a valuable lesson from your experiences. May the Lord bless you, and thanks for being a listener to Take 2!

      Jerry (and Debbie)


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