Seeing the morning sun peer through the bedroom shades, Silas whispered, “Are you awake yet?”
“Yeah,” Simon said. “I had trouble sleeping.”
“Good. I need your help.”
“What’s the matter?”
“Help me think about what to get her.”
“Why are you asking me?”
“Because you’re my brother.”
“You still want to get her a gift, even after what happened last week?”
“Yes.”
“Did she even apologize?”
“Nope.”
Simon pulled the covers over his head. “Don’t get her anything.”
“But I want to get her something.”
“Then give her money. Let her choose what she wants.”
“I want something more thoughtful, and I need to order it today if I plan to give it to her on Friday.”
“Then get her something really special.”
“Like what?”
“A necklace.”
“She doesn’t wear necklaces. Besides, that’ll be too expensive.”
“A cardigan sweater. She looks good in those.”
“She does, but maybe not clothing. I want to get her something she will keep for a long time.”
“How about a card? She’ll keep that.”
“I can get that too.  But I still want a gift.”
“Does she expect anything from you?”
“Probably not, so it’ll be a surprise.”
“Give her something she already loves.”
“I got it.”
“It’s 7 o’clock. I can’t believe it’s already time to get up.”
Silas rolled out of bed to his closet, reached for his porcelain piggy bank, and pulled out several crisp bills. Then he scampered to the kitchen handing his money, “Daddy, can you order Dragon Master book #15? The book was just released.”
Dad grinned, “Good morning, Silas. Is this for your sister?”
“Yep.”
“What a thoughtful birthday present. She’s going to love it.”

“Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.” (Proverbs 19:6)