How often would you go out of your way to do something good for someone who deserved it, someone who you really wanted to make happy? What would you do if doing this good thing for them meant that you would eventually not get to get something that you perhaps wanted for so long? These are but some of the questions that we never really get to think about, but for some people it is a choice that they have to make every other day.
Parents go out of their way most of the time to do something for their kids. They sacrifice a lot to make sure that their kids at least get to have a normal life. When it comes to the festive season, everyone is always looking to give or at least receive something from someone in the form of a gift. Sadly, most of us are more intent on the receiving other than the giving.
This is a normal trait that has set itself in the society that we live in today, and most of the time we barely ever get to see or appreciate the real concept behind giving and receiving gifts during this season. Ideally, it is not just supposed to be about giving and receiving, but more importantly it is supposed to be about the thought you have of the person you are sending the gift to.
Imagine some kids who actually come from underprivileged families, who were asked to choose between two gifts, one that they really wanted, and one that they knew their parents really wanted. Eventually the kids chose the gifts that they knew would make their parents happy, even if it meant that they were not going to get anything in the long run. Perhaps the most important lesson here was the thought that came with the gift.