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(30DofG) Gifts To Treasure

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Written by Β Β 1979
5 days ago

June 23, 2022

We all love receiving gifts, tangible and intangible, aren't we? The tangible gifts we receive, simple or fancy, especially from people important in our lives, are something to treasure because they have sentimental value to us. The intangible gift of life, love, faith, and happiness, is something to be grateful for, as we exist in this world because of these gifts.

(30DofG) Gifts To Treasure

Turning back to the hands of time, I loved receiving gifts from other people when I was a kid, of course, we all wanted them. Back when I didn't hate my father yet, I always wanted him to come back home because he likes bringing some presents for us, new clothes, bags, shoes, or school supplies, but we are more excited to receive the pack of chips and candies for each of us. Well, kids love food anyway.

Aside from the tangible stuff he usually gave us, something he seldom did back then made me feel good. That's when he's saying something positive about me because. A compliment that made me feel good is when he praised my school grades as I became one of the top students in our class. From Grade I section V, I leveled up to a higher section in Grade II, then maintained being on section I from Grade III to VI and was placed in the Fast Learners section.

Remembering those good old days in Primary School, I could say that being on top wasn't a big deal though, because the most important part is the performance at higher levels. But we seldom received compliments from our father because he was a really strict one, so receiving a compliment from him was a big thing. And he would give me a present every time I got a medal at the end of the school year.

And those little compliments motivated me to learn faster and excel in class. I guess we all do? Positive compliments we receive from other people motivate and inspire us to do better. Just like in our work, or here on blogging. We valued and treasure the positive feedback from others and become motivated to share more positive stories that could impact the lives of our readers.

Speaking of gifts, I did receive a lot of gifts from different people, from when I was young until I grew up. But thinking about the best gift I've ever received, that is, of course, the gift of life. And I guess we all consider it the best gift? Another best intangible gift I've ever received was friendship from people I considered the second family. Without them, I guess my life would have been so boring.

We all meet different people along our journey, and sometimes we are unaware that we are already creating an impact on their lives, positively. During my first job in our city, I met different people of different personalities. I never mind other people's businesses or any conflict, nor socialize with others, so those who came to me first became my friends.

They even thought I was "suplada" or snobbish and not approachable. And since I was a pioneer and the top employee in our department, they were hesitant to befriend me. Unbeknownst to them, I was also "kalog" or crazy like them. I could dance along with everyone's flow, it just depends on the characters I'm dealing with. But I usually go with people I'm comfortable with, and never fake my character in front of people I befriended.

When I resigned from my job as I opted to choose another path and grabbed a better opportunity, I never thought I had created beautiful footmarks in their lives. I guess you know me as generous on this platform, I've been one since before. The day after my last duty, I planned to go swimming with my co-workers and I prepared everything from food to cottage, and others.

After having fun, I saw them busy writing and passing a sheet of paper (I thought it was a paper) from one person to another. After they finished writing, they handed me this collage with a collection of photos of me with my co-workers I considered friends. And this is the item I treasure most. I even made it laminated so it won't deteriorate more over time.

It was a little bit faded already when I decided to laminate it πŸ˜₯ I should have done it when it was still new

Why do I treasure this the most? Aside from the memories with them, their messages written at the back made me cry a river that day. The collage was created by one of my male colleagues whom I called "Kuya Dave" because he's older than us.

Feel free to zoom out and read them. They called me "Rubz" from my name Ruby

I was really touched by their messages which made me shed tears that day. There's a beautiful quote included by the sweetheart couple in our department that says,

"Feel good when somebody misses you, feel better when somebody loves you, feel best when somebody never forgets you."

These people really didn't forget me as our communication continued even when I was in my new job already. Although I felt guilty recently as I couldn't interact with them that much in our group, and I am more busy grinding online during my spare time.

A message from my co-pioneers was this one,

"For all those 3 years that we've been together, the jokes, entries, feedback, and incentives, we want you to know that, you'll not be forgotten." I hope they still remember me though until now, lol.

While reading one of the messages there, this one still makes me laugh even now.

"Bato ka ba? Kasi Ruby ka!"

This message was from those beautiful ladies with me (upper right photo) wearing gray and black. They called me bato or stone because I became stonehearted to guys after my painful breakup with my ex. Our close friend even courted me but I only rejected him. That was the guy I mentioned in my article, The Man I Have Wasted. But I just can't say yes to a man while my heart was still not fully recovered.

Princess, one of my closest friends, still calls me "topnotcher" even now. The called me "ACT Best Biller" or top-notcher in our department from the day they initiated the incentive program until I resigned. You can find her message somewhere in the upper left part of the 2nd photo.

Above all, this message was so meaningful to me,

"Friendship is not the end of the journey, but it's just the beginning of life." (Bottom message, middle part). A message from the same two ladies who called me bato, lol.

That's indeed true. We may part ways, but it doesn't mean it's already the end, because it's just the beginning of life. And as we continue our journey, we would meet more friends and they are the ones that would make our journey worthwhile.

And if there is a common message they gave me that I loved much, that's to bring God with me wherever I go and to always have faith in Him. Wherever we go and whatever we do, we must always include Him. If our dream fuels our journey, it's our faith in Him that keeps us going.

And what I want to say here is, that you may go on different paths and meet different people that will eventually become your new friends, but never forget those friends you have in the past. Instead, keep collecting real gems, not stones or plastics. If unfortunate things happen, the real ones would shine brightly and they would help us light up our dark way.

I hope you get what I mean there and I hope I have real ones here? πŸ˜…πŸ˜. Thank you.

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Sanaol napalaminate, ako yung mga letters nalng ang naiwan ..dito mo talaga makikita na hindi basehan ang tagal at ikli nang panahon na magkasama kayo kasi makikita mo na may mga taong darating sa buhay mo na mag mamarka talaga at sa tuwing naiisip mo yung pinagsamahan niyo maiiyak ka nalang or matatawa sa mga memories niyo

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4 days ago

Compliment is what we need always lol.

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5 days ago

Ay dasurv! Wala akong ganyan hahahah

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5 days ago

Jane versus Ruby.. ang layo pala hehehe saan kaya galing ang Jane? So siguro starts from now i will call you Ruby na hehehe... That thing is really great and needs to be treasured. Simple yet from the heart messages will remind us how we treat them during the days we are with them.

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5 days ago

I know that everyone likes receiving compliments both male and female but when it comes to when is just on a different level and to me is a beautiful thing, and if in anyway I should ever have a girlfriend then I promise to love her more than life itself and she will be receiving compliments from me every single day verbally and via text too.

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5 days ago

I can relate to a lot of things here, especially the part of being motivated to do better after receiving praises from our parents. Those little compliments and gifts that comes after getting high grades in school pushed me to do better, and it's also the same in every aspect of life; compliments and positive reviews pushes us to become better

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5 days ago

I agree.. It's really the compliments that motivates me to do better..

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5 days ago

Hahaha seeing your younger face in the two middle pictures made me laugh and know you've always been a cutie, Janey. These are memories to be treasured and not surprising you laminated it. Anyone who gets to meet you won't have a choice but to love you and miss you when you are not around as well. Keep being awesome.

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5 days ago

Friendship is one gift given with all our heart will be a treasure we will never want to miss.. The day way, I try everyday just to live a life that will spark changes and love in others . am impactful life is all that the world need.. Thanks for being a true friend to your co-workers

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5 days ago

I love compliments like that and it brings me tears of Joy. There are some people we would always love to be with them and call them friends. They are always there to compliment and make life fun. This is indeed the gift you treasured most because it comes from people with pure hearts.

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5 days ago

They come from friends I can call real not stones πŸ™‚

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5 days ago

At first tlga madam mukha ka suplada, ndi nga ako dati nagcomment sa mga articles mo kasi sabi ko mali or ndi mo mapansin but ndi naman pala.

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5 days ago

Haha. First impressions don't last πŸ˜‚ ..

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5 days ago

The laminated pic reminds me of my treasures too, kahit mga movie tickets basta kasama ang loved ones, nakatago. My father isn't as strict as yours but my mom was. I did my best too to earn her compliments.

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5 days ago

Ay grabr namn yung ticket πŸ˜…

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5 days ago

Parang ang sarap mo yata maging friend sis .hehe I have a lot of collegues but only few I considered friends...hehe sila lng ksi hindi plasticπŸ˜‚

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5 days ago

I befriend those I'm comfortable with... Kc , yun ang feeling ko hndi plastic 🀣.. But we can't see it here online.. Dami kc scam..nagtatago ng tru identity lol..

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Hahha true, pero meron naman ako somehow nakakagaan ng loob dito.. Iyong feeling ko not scam.haha

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5 days ago

Naalala ko lang kapag pasko, exxited ako lagi kasi si Mommy binibilhan ako nh baga at talagang ititreasure ko lahat yan. I am the happiest na. Basta lahat ng gift na galing sa kanila, the best sakin yan (◍‒ᴗ‒◍)

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5 days ago

Me too..tumatagal kpg galing sa knla..yung regalo sakn ni papa na relo nung 2nd year high school ako nka honor, buhay pa til now..si mama gumagamit kc maluwang sakin 🀣

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5 days ago

Ang sweet naman ng friends mo pooo talagang worth treasuring. My friends also gave me some letters before and I am still keeping it now. Also, I have this gift from a classmate back in highschool whom I am not that close with, a birthday greeting in a whole bond paper. She edited my pictures and then a Happy Birthday text and printed it. That's sooo sweet it reminds of how happy I am whenever I received love letters from my friends (぀≧▽≦)぀

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5 days ago

Mas maganda yung galing sa friends kesa galing sa boyfriend πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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5 days ago

Legiiit poooo

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5 days ago

I am also a sis I love to receive gifts when I was a child it was really nice to get a gift. You are also correct that we encounter different journeys.

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I am a keeper hehe. I still gifts even just a simple keychain when they go to baguio or anywhere. Even my ex gift still hidden haha. I am more comfortable with friends who's really old than new. Medyo doubtful ako sa bagong salta palang 🀣

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5 days ago

Ako din.. Kahit simpleng sulat nkatago yan.. Sa new at old, dpende lang din.. Kung saan ako comfortable..dun ako

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5 days ago

Indeed, aside from life, compliments from our own family aqand real friendship are one of the most treasurable gifts we could ever cherished. I grow up in a family that don't usually compliment our little achievements, but it didn't stop me from treasuring those who value my existence. I may don't have much friend but I am still thankful for whom I have.

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5 days ago

We don't need many friends if not all are real.. A few are enough.. πŸ™‚

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5 days ago

Bukod sa gift of life, siguro gift of ability to forgive ate. Although parang hindi siya gift pero I am considering it. Ewan ko ba, ang iba kasi hirap sila mag patawad eh.

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5 days ago

True.. Lalo na kung yung rason ay hirap kalimutan..

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