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Now, on with today's topic!
I'll be completely honest with you. I simply cannot think of what the best Christmas gift I ever received was. I feel pretty special, being unable to answer my own topic! If we talk in terms of general gifts, the best one I have ever received was a surprise.
I was dating a German boy a few years back, and he had to go back to Germany to finish his degree. We did the whole long distance thing for 6 months. Just a few weeks before he was due to return to New Zealand, he rang me with the flight details. I was so excited! I was going to see him in less than 3 weeks!
Two days later at work, I was putting some clothing away and I looked up and smiled at a customer, and turned away. Something immediately niggled at my mind as I looked away. I knew that person from somewhere. So I looked up again. Then I allegedly (I still refuse to believe that this happened, but 2 people insisted it was the case) gave the loudest yell of, "SHIT!" threw a bunch of clothes on the floor and ran to my (then) boyfriend, who was clutching a bunch of flowers in his hand.
I think that's what makes the best presents. It's not just the items themselves, but also the time and thought put behind the gift.
Oh, I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the gifts themselves don't matter. I'm far too materialistic to ever attain that way of thinking. It just think it's so lovely to receive tokens of affection that makes me know I mean something to someone.
And that being said, I hope Santa puts a lot of thought behind your presents this year. ;)
Speaking of Santa, I asked Susannah at Simple Moments Stick what she would wish for if Santa could grant her just one wish. Her answer melted my heart a little.
I'm crossing my fingers for you Susannah!
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