(Another in a series of student essays from Fall 2015)
“We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” - Ellen DeGeneres
A present should not be a gift that is simply given to somebody on Christmas or a Birthday; it should be given year round for any purpose, such as a unique event when somebody accomplishes something uncommon or something that is important to them. For this situation, the gift that I gave was something she may need this winter season. Gifts are given for a purpose. The purpose of my gifts is to show love and warmth to this individual, letting her know that she is much-loved. The object that is in my gift box is something that can be worn. It is used during the winter season. It likewise helps draws out her external excellence. When I was younger, I had gotten different gifts from individuals that were amazing. It isn't that the individual went to the store with the intention of purchasing a distasteful gift or anything of the sort. Individuals give others presents on the grounds that giving gifts is a legitimate way to praise someone; this lets him/her know you are thinking of him/her and would like to do something nice for him/her. I hope that the gift that I gave puts a smile on her face and gives her the certainty required. This task of giving somebody a present has affected my life in an incredible way. It made me feel fulfilled; it also made me feel great knowing that I might have fulfilled a person’s needs.
The delight of giving makes me feel like I am not only living for my own joy, but for the joy of another person. I love putting a smile on someone’s face. I could only hope I did the same in this case. I put my love, happiness, and goodwill into the box, and I hope it is received with the same content.