Until three of the Aesir assembled there,
Strong and benevolent came to the sea,
They found on the shore two feeble trees,
Ask and Embla with no fixed fate.
These did not breathe, nor think, or speak,
They had no hair, no fairness of face,
Odin gave life's breath
Hoenir gave mind,
Lodur gave hair, fairness of face.
There can be no better gift in all the nine worlds than the great gift of life, and yet all the Gods and Goddesses ask as,"gift for gift", is for us to be good to each other and do good and honorable things with the life they gave us.
So, in this Yule season lets not forget that the best gifts are not the store bought ones we give to each other, but the ones the Gods and Goddesses gave us so long ago, and the new ones they give us each and everyday of the year. Every morning we awaken we unwrap a new day and new experiences. And no two, "day - presents", are exactly the same ! If Their daily gifts can't put a smile on our faces and joy into our hearts then there truly is no hope left !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !