Why do we find it so hard to accept a gift, especially a gift with no strings attached? I was delivering Shalom Baskets, baskets filled with goodies and a wish for a sweet and happy Jewish New Year, in Atlanta last month. The baskets are purchased through the Light of Messiah website for the purchasers Jewish friends. Volunteers deliver them just before Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year. All of my baskets were delivered without a hitch until the last one. Mr. & Mrs. Doe had purchased a basket for their friends Mr. & Mrs. Levine (names have been changed to protect their privacy). Here is how the meeting went after I rang the doorbell.