My Gift For My Friend...

United States
August 17, 2009 9:45pm CST
I had asked for ideas for a gift to give my friend who is going to be starting college on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who gave me an idea. I got a whole lot of good ideas from everyone and I thought I would share with you what I decided to do. First, I have a blank card and I wrote a saying that I came up with a long time ago. It is a quote from my blog, "Let Go Of The Painful Past, Forgive Yourself For Every Mistake, And Start Living The Rest Of Your Life, Today". Then I signed the card, "Good Luck! I will be thinking of you!". Secondly, I wrote a poem about how he was a nice guy and I knew if he stuck to it that he was going to make something of himself. Thirdly, I wrote him a simple letter. This letter explained to him how at first I didn't want to meet him(If you read some of my other posts you will remember the guy that my mother's ailing friend wanted me to meet and I didn't want to but I did it anyway). But I explained to him why I didn't want to, because I was scared of being hurt. But I also told him that I was thankful that I did meet him and I thanked him for the friendship that he has offered me. There is also a small gift, just a cap that I thought he might like. So, what do you think. Does it sound like a good idea to you? I let my sister in law read the poem and the letter and she said he would love it.
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10 responses
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Hello Singlemommy, I hope you are doing well today. I think that what you did for your new guy friend was a very nice gesture. I don't think he will get spooked and if he is turned off my anything that you did, believe me, he will simply back on up out the picture. If a guy don't like you they will certainly let you know. Just as when they like you. They will let you know that also but it might be in a goofy sort of way. What you did was very kind and it wasn't too expensive so whatever happens at least you haven't taken a great loss. I don't know why but some people think it's always wise to hold back your feelings. But i tend to think the opposite, if you really like a person, you should let them know and at a minimum tell them that you appreciate having them in your life as a friend. If something more is to transpire from this, only time will tell. But you can feel peace within your heart because you did what you felt was appropriate for the occasion. Take care and keep mylotting! I really enjoy reading these discussions of yours. Happy mylot!
• United States
18 Aug 09
Well, thank you for reading and responding to my discussions. I sometimes like to hold back my feelings but I want him to know that I am proud of him and this was the way I thought I could let him know. I think he needs to know that someone cares. I hope he doesn't get "spooked" but if he does then I guess he just does.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Any man would be delighted to have a friend that cares so much. Even men need a little attention from a friend every now and then. Sounds great!
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• United States
18 Aug 09
Thanks Tammy! I replied more to your comments on the first post. I really appreciate what you have to add to the discussion. Thanks again!
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Let us know how it goes. Hope he likes his gift. And hope all goes well in college for him.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
18 Aug 09
It is given with true kindness, why would he not like it. There are many times in life when the kind words of friend are just what we need, for all you know he will keep this for years and who knows how much good it will do in the future. Blessings
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• United States
18 Aug 09
I hope he does keep it and that it is a blessing to him. Thanks for the comment!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Aug 09
It sounds very nice and I am sure he will like it.
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• United States
18 Aug 09
Thank you! I hope you are right!
@glords (2615)
• United States
18 Aug 09
It depends on the guy. You know if he is sensitive or not. I think some men might get intimidated by all of your kind gestures, while others will truly appreciate your kind words and beautiful thoughts. I hope that your friend is the later. If not don't shed too many tears. He is not worth your time and effort. Be true to yourself, and eventually you will find that person who will appreciate your talent.
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• United States
18 Aug 09
Well, I know he likes to read and I have told him that I like to write, so that is where the idea for the poem came from. I don't know that he is extremely sensitive but I know he has been through a whole lot and that's why I wanted to tell him how I appreciate his friendship.
• China
19 Aug 09
When I entered college,my friends all send me cards on the internet. And to my surprise the e-cards they sent are made by themselves,we all know that making a beautiful e-card will cost much time to my friends who are not very know about computer.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Aug 09
This is my third reply, and very short since myLot returns me a blank post or a warning to modify. Don't give him the letter! The rest is great.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Aug 09
That sounds wonderful. It sounds like alot of members here gave you some really good ideas for the gift. I think the best gift of all, is the writing you have done for him though. I think he will really liek it too.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Hey that all sounds Great! I think he will appreciate it all and enjoy it alot and it is something for him to hold on to to remember you and the time you spent together. You did a great job.
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18 Aug 09
Hi singlemommy, Yes that is a brilliant idea and he would love it and I know he will keep it with him always and I bet he will love the cap too, good choice. Well done. Tamara
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