Dr. Robin's mother recently turned 86, and as part of her birthday celebration, Dr. Robin offered to go to church with her mother. The joy and excitement this gesture brought to her mother was so inspiring that Dr. Robin says she felt like the person receiving a gift. "This was the real gift—this was the silver lining in her birthday," Dr. Robin says. "This is how I was gifted, I think in some ways more than she was."
When you give a meaningful gift to someone you love, you can make two people happy. "There's a silver lining when we do something for someone else with the right attitude," she says. "Ultimately … you are the true winner of the gift that you give."