I find that a lot of times when people get gifts, they don’t really appreciate them. Or they do for a little bit and then they grow out of it.
However, there are times when someone receives a gift and it’s something that they keep for a very long time. These are the gifts that truly mean something to the person who receives them.
In 1999, I got a Christmas present from my Aunt and Uncle that I still have today. Not surprisingly, it’s a cookbook. Now, there was no way they could’ve known that something so simple like a kid’s cookbook would be a gift that I would still have 15 years later. But it’s something that I use all the time, and is one of the best gifts I have ever gotten!
I have an extremely supportive family and group of friends, but I want to say a special thank you to my Aunt and Uncle for providing me with my first ever cookbook as it means more to me today than it did when I first got it. And who knows, maybe that’s always been subconsciously in my mind and is the reason for my career path now!