It’s normal for us to received gifts or presents from other people during occasions or when someone is just being thoughtful to give you one. Those things mean something for the person who gave it to you and of course, to you who received it. But the strange thing is when you received an unusual gift…Something that is not normally given for you to remember a certain person.
I received two unusual gifts from two different people, which I still have until now. And when I remembered them, my mind starts to think, “Why such things?” But I can’t seem to dig the answers from my brain…because I will never know unless those people tell me the real reason/s behind.
When you buy something for someone or when you give something, you consider your friend’s personality or for a deeper thinking, you value that person so much that you entrust something that is very special to you…That it is fine with you even if you won’t have that special thing back, which you cared for, for the rest of your life.
The first unusual gift I received is a painting of my friend when he was still a child. It was just one ordinary day when he gave me the framed painting neatly wrapped in newspaper. Of course, at first I didn’t think it was a painting until I unwrapped it. Then, he told me that it was his first painting and he wants me to have it. I even insisted not to accept it because I know it means so much to him since his childhood and teen years had passed and yet, he still has that painting with him. But he let me have it!
The second one is not like the first, for the gift was bought when my friend went to Cebu for a business trip. I was surprised to have a present from him when he came back to Manila that time. One thing I have in mind is because I never thought of receiving something from him since we were not yet that close as friends at that time. When he approached me and extended his arm with seashells placed in a small rattan bag, I was stunned by the thought of it. I have thoughts in my mind things like should I accept his gift, he doesn’t have to give me a present or why did he bother? And one thing I’ve realized, he doesn’t know I used to collect seashells when I was a child but he led me back to my childhood days.
Whatever the reasons behind these unusual gifts were, I didn’t anymore push myself so hard to think about it. I left it uncovered, I left it unturned. What I’m thinking is…”What is my next unusual gift and from whom will I receive it?”