Professor David Pulling
English 1001, Summer 2009
15 June 2009
Best Gifts Ever
Expensive gifts from a love one is a wonderful gesture, but it could make the person feel uneasyaccepting such a gift. Receiving an inexpensive present from a friend or family member that comes from the heart has more sentimental value to me than a gift that cost several hundred dollars. When I decided to write this essay three items that were given to me on special occasions stood out the most. The first inexpensive gift that I received was on Mother’s Day 2004, my children handed me a small red Jewry box from Wal-Mart. I was surprised to have received a beautiful jewelrybox from my young boys. I opened the box to find a small gold plated necklace, the shape of a heart. Although, the necklace is not expensive it holds a special place in my heart. This was the first present given to me on Mother’s Day by my children. The necklace is safely secure in a chain holder on the bedroom dresser. Since the metal can tarnish from being in contact with skin, clear nail polish was applied to keep in pristine condition. Here is another example of an inexpensive gift, for my twenty fifth birthdaymy mother gave me a homemade cookbook. Coming from a family that can cook extravagantdishes is a good thing. The problem with this situation lies with me not being able to cook a simple egg without burning it. Having to prepare different meals three times a day became a horrible chore for my family. We were very appreciative for the one subject tablet filled with easy step by step instructions on how to prepare meals properly. This gift not only holds a place in my heart, but most of all in my stomach.
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