The Gift of the Magi

Dr. Joel Ying, MD

Physician, Educator, Storyteller. He hosts this website for "Living the Present Moment" as a conscious journey of Body, Mind, Emotion & Spirit. Holistic and integrative, his practice includes Tai Chi and Yoga, Craniosacral Therapy, Healing From the Core, Meditation. Always exploring his edges, he shares them in the blog, newsletter, courses, and online study group.

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“One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all.”

This is the famous first line to The Gift of the Magi, published by O. Henry in 1905. Imagine that you only had $1.87 to spend for Christmas. Even in 1905, Della struggles to buy a gift for her husband, Jim.  However, despite with the challenges, love survives and thrives.

May the holiday season remind you of that love.

Merry Christmas!

I’m re-posting this timeless and beautiful story that I performed last year (Dec 2016, audio-only). See prior post for original text.

The Gift of the Magi told by Dr. Joel Ying, written by O. Henry