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How One Nice Thought Can Change Everything

Updated on December 29, 2011

The True Meaning Behind Christmas...

With the world filled with so many things

Christmas time here and lots of gifts everywhere

You think if I didn't have the money I could make something nice

Not true in the real world

People are conditioned and jaded to believe store bought gifts are better

So when something is homemade and is given as a gift

Rarely does it ever get the recognition it deserves

If you are lucky you might get that this is something so special

It must have taken you so long to make

I wish I had had the time or the skill to make something as nice as this

I can't wait to use it

I know I will leave it here so when everyone comes through the door will ask

Who made that and see how beautiful it is

This is the real meaning of Christmas giving from the heart

It is easier to go to a store and pick out something store bought

Sometimes very expensive and other times just that perfect gift you know they will like

I think it is great to get the latest Kindle Fire and I will be the first to admit

It is awesome !

You can do so many things I never could imagine

It makes reading so much more fun

There are so many choices and so many options

I am not one for the newest computers or the latest trend

I actually am quite the opposite

I sit and wait and watch when other people buy the wonder of the day

I sit and ask myself is it really that good

I have done so many thing over the years how can anything compare to all the fun I have had in the past

Why do I need it ?

Will I actually use it or will it just be one more precious object to fill up my home

Am I tricked by all the advertising gimmicks to want what I can't have or don't need

Well time will tell but for now it is as special and exciting as can be

A surprise that I wanted but then I put it out of my mind

Money is tight this year and bills are always pressing

But I thought it was no harm in looking

I went as far as to put the newest Nook on my wish list

There is no crime in dreaming is there

I would get an email when they are in stock

Each time I would walk in Barnes and Noble and listen to the sales lady play an adult version of show and tell

This is what it does

Try it ?

Tell me if you like it ?

Who wouldn't like something to make reading easier ?

Of course there is the warranty

The insurance after you spend all this money just incase it breaks

Then it needs a fancy case to keep it nice

Just to let you know there are other versions that are priced right

The first model of the Nook is a really good deal

When it first came out a couple of years ago it was close to two hundred dollars

All I could think how I waited and now it is so much cheaper now

What a great deal

The new version does so much more

How can you settle for less

It is like stepping back in time

Well I can always get the basic version and upgrade later

That will never happen

I will always be wanting something else

Why not wait and save and get the one I really want

Pay the little extra and have the newest model

Walk away no I better run before I go into my wallet and reach to buy

Maybe if I found a way to make extra money I could save for it

Well it has already been two years and theres always something else more important to spend my money on

When I can be happy with a homemade gift

Am I just like everyone else and have I fallen into the commercial big business trap

Buy now and worry about it later

I know I will walk around and pick up a book

After leaving the counter and roaming around on each book aisle

Picking up a few books and reading each cover

I felt better I was pacified

I could buy one discounted book and take my mind off of it

I am sure I will be happy with another book that I find truely amazing

Ahhhhhh that feeling of the paper in my hands

Turning of the pages one by one

Even the sound of the paper being flipped through

I will leave and come back again and think some more

I will listen to others sometimes strangers talking about their new Nook and what it does

I will look and see what people really feel

I wonder if I would be happy with just a homemade blanket knitted with all my favorite colors

That wraps around my body as I read my latest book

Maybe with something that decorates the house

A wonderful unique gift made out of wood that took lots of time to make

Like an arts and crafts gift actually finished not like mine that sits on a shelf half done

With a world filled so many exciting things

Where do I begin to say what makes me happy

I have to remember it is the thought that counts

I have a cool idea I will see if a close friend will want to share buying a Nook with me

We can cut the price in half and save a little because it is on sale

We can now buy the fancy cover or go to Five Below and get a cheaper cover that still works and looks good

Think of the savings

We can share it

I can have it every other week

Now that is a smart idea and now we can get the insurance just incase it breaks

I rather share one than not have one at all

So I asked around work and I even asked a cousin

What do I want that for ?

You don't have a computer and you can go on the web

I don't know

That is alot of money

It really isn't if you think of what books cost

Twenty books later and it would of been all paid for

Think of the fun

You spend half that money out to eat and having a few drinks with friends

They both said they would get back to me and neither of them did

I asked in work but each person said they would just buy one if they wanted it that bad

I could buy it for someone else and ask to use theirs

Now that would be a great idea

No I do't think that is going to happen

People get funny using other peoples stuff

Even though I bought it

It doesn't matter

People have their own passwords and it gets complicated

What happens when they don't take care of it

Question after question and less answers than when I first started

LIfe is funny and filled with amazing stories to tell

First we live it

Then we talk all about it

If we are smart we write about it and make it into a real story

Maybe change the names and make it into a fiction story so people can guess did it really happen

Make characters and give it a cool ending

I am not sure where I am going with this

This could be a rough draft or just another story

Yes, later I am going to snuggle into a beautiful homemade blanket

I love so much

Yes, I am going to go on the Kindle Fire and see my passion for books light up

A wonderful Christmas gift that my wife and I both share

It was a surprise and you will never hear me admit I had a tear in my eye

I am happier now and maybe it is a sin

To want and want and now go on the Kindle Fire and read at the same time play scrabble with a new friend


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Natalie I will try giving more and I can't wait to practice.You are so right.Have a great day.

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      7 years ago

      ISLAM urges people to give gifts to each other :)

      ‘Give gifts to each other and you will love each other; give gifts to each other for it removes grudges.’[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 144, no. 14]

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Debrorah Brooks I looked and leaned toward the Nook for reading and for price and value.My wife heard more people like the Kindle Fire over the Nooks and they are priced right.So she surprised me with the wonderful gift we both will share this year.In the past a family member made me a wonderful blanket I use often.So now I have the pleasure of enjoying both handmade and store bought with an appreciative mind.raciniwa We are checking out many free books and free apps.on the Kindle Fire.I have bought many books over the years and now I have technology at my finger tips.The best of both worlds.My love for books grows.Thanx everyone for enjoying and all the advice.This year is going to be the best year yet.

    • raciniwa profile image


      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      what is on the market now may not be popular later...but books are timeless...great hub my friend...

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Your right money is tight this year. I make a lot of my gifts. but I do that every year. And I buy all year round..when I see something on sale.. that's the only way I can buy for people .

      Great HUB.

      I voted and awesome.

      Happy New Year.



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