The Gift of the Magi

Your Own Aphorism Experience

Work Time

Think about your own life and the gifts that you have given and received. Then, complete a Quick Write.

  • Write about a time in your life when the aphorism “It is better to give than to receive” was either true or not true.
  • Who was giving and who was receiving? What happened, and why did it prove or disprove this aphorism?

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