Gifts come in many forms.  Often, they are overlooked.  You think gifts only come in the form of shiny packages with big bows. But what of the heated arguments?  What of the illnesses?  What of the stubbed toes and the stumbles?  Everything is interconnected.  Yes, even a stubbed toe can cause you to pause just long enough that your subsequent interaction with another results in a more positive gift.  You cannot know what gift lies in the challenges, but if you know that what goes down does go up and that each moment is a gift, then you will remain alert for the lessons, the learning, the growth, and the increased awareness of the presence of Love through it all.  And oh, by the way, you are that.