The Best Gift I’ve Ever Received

The best gift I’ve ever received in life is the gift of education. I write this because from an early age, my mother instilled in me the importance of having a good education and making good grades in school. She said that getting a good education would one day lead me far in life, and help me get a good job someday. She was right about both of those facts. Because of her, I earned 3 degrees. I have an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in English. My schooling journey is over now. Yet, education has and will always be important to me, and a vital part of my life’s story. The second best gift I’ve ever received in life were flowers from an in-law on my twenty-ffth birthday. They were special because it was the first time anyone had ever bought flowers for me in life, and because the gift was thoughtful. I had told everyone weeks before my birthday what I wanted, and the fact that she had remembered moved and touched me.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received in life?

Happy New Year, all! 🙂

15 thoughts on “The Best Gift I’ve Ever Received

  1. Education was important in my family. I wanted to follow in my Dad’s footsteps. My education career was good for me. The greatest gift, other than my children and grandchildren;), was accepting the free gift of love from Christ! I know it’s not a physical gift; yet, nothing has ever compared!

    1. Great post, thanks for commenting. It’s wonderful you followed in your dad’s footsteps. Yes, that goes without saying. I don’t have children or grandchildren yet, but my relationship with God is one of the best gifts I’ve received in life as well.

  2. I have received so many gifts from God, but to list these would take a long time. The early gifts of books turned me into a book worm, and my love of books has continued throughout my life. Books lead me on so many journeys and evolved into a love for other things as well. Today, the only book I read is the Bible, because it’s wisdom is inexhaustible and life-changing.

    1. My dear mother passed away 4 years ago, but I’ll never forget the things she taught me. That goes without saying, Mary. Where would I be, and who could I be without the gift of Jesus Christ and His love in my life?

  3. Congratulations on obtaining your education goals! I have to agree with many of the comments I’ve read, the greatest gift I have received is the free gift of salvation from my Savior, Jesus Christ. God bless you!

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