Like most things in life, there are bad, good and best ways of doing them. I reasoned it would be wise to put some thought into how best to open my feedback to make the most of the experience.
– Unwrap it slowly
– Look at the whole gift first and then look at
– Appreciate why the giver chose the features – they were selected for a purpose
– Keep the packaging – care was put into the wrapping, which is an important part of the gift
– Enjoy the experience
– Be grateful
To push the analogy further, I will line up my gifts and look for trends. Are there common themes? Any types of gift I haven’t received? What is the best order in which to explore them?
It is better to give than to receive, but receiving is great, too!