Do we receive that gift with joy and gladness?
Can we give that gift with joy and gladness and expect nothing in return? (Moroni 7:8)
"As we get older...our ability to receive gifts with the same enthusiasm and grace seems to diminish. Sometimes people even get to the point where they can’t receive a gift or, for that matter, even a compliment without embarrassment or feelings of indebtedness.
They mistakenly think that the only acceptable way to respond to receiving a gift is by giving back something of even greater value.
Others simply fail to see the significance of a gift—focusing only on its outward appearance or its value and ignoring the deep meaning it has to the sincere giver...
...At Christmastime we talk a lot about giving, and we all know that “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” but I wonder if sometimes we disregard or even disparage the importance of being a good receiver."
~ Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf