OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“I actually already have this book, but oh well—it’s the thought that counts.”

Sometimes we receive a gift that we didn’t really want, but we appreciate it anyway. In these cases we say, “It’s the thought that counts.” We might be happy that the gift shows the giver cares for us or knows us well, even if we can’t really use it. Or we might be disappointed in the gift but still appreciate that the person tried to give us something nice.