What is this?" asked the son as he fingered the shining thing. "Something for the dark times," said the father,"something to help you see. Keep it in your pocket over your heart, and never lose it." A great addition to our fable for our times series, The Gift takes us on a journey of discovery through a wonderful tale based on the Tao tradition. What is the most precious gift you own? Is it the fast horse you have always wanted? The love of friends and family? Or is it something deeper that gives your life perspective? Whether it is faith, hope, respect or freedom, our most precious gifts are those that give us light in an otherwise dark world―those that help us see that things simply are, and that all things work together for good.